DEVFS(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual DEVFS(5)

NAME

devfs — device file system

SYNOPSIS

devfs

/dev

devfs rw 0 0

DESCRIPTION

The device file system, or devfs, provides access to kernel’s device namespace in the global file system namespace. The conventional mount point is /dev.

The file system includes several directories, links, symbolic links and devices, some of which can also be written. In a chroot’ed environment, devfs can be used to create a new /dev mount point.

The mknod(8) tool can be used to recover deleted device entries under devfs.

FILES
/dev

The normal devfs mount point.

SEE ALSO

mount_devfs(8)

HISTORY

The devfs file system first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0. The devfs manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS

The devfs manual page was written by Mike Pritchard 〈mpp@FreeBSD.org〉, and was based on the mount_devfs(8) manual page.

MidnightBSD 0.3 December 14, 1996 MidnightBSD 0.3