Symlinks under /proc

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jan 31 20:05:00 GMT 2005

On Jan 31 12:43, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> D'oh!  After all this thought process, I looked on Linux, and that's
> *exactly* how /dev/std* are implemented there.  On the one hand, it shows
> that my brain still works (surprisingly).  On the other, it proves yet
> again that a few months in the laboratory can usually save a few hours in
> the library.
> 	Igor (properly ashamed)
> P.S. Can those symlinks be added via the same mechanism as the /proc/self
> symlink, or should base-files do it?

I would prefer something in base-files.  The problem with adding a
virtual file system handler for /dev is that it's not a R/O FS as /proc.
If we add a R/O /dev handler, nobody would be able to add own symlinks
like `ln -s /dev/nst0 /dev/tape'.

On the same line, does base-files already create empty /dev and /proc
directories?  No, apparently not.  Adding these empty directories would
helps a lot for file completion.


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