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Re: what is /.udev for ?

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:46:29PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Feb 09, sean finney <seanius@debian.org> wrote:
> > how does /.dev fit in with the fhs?
> It does not, but there is no other place to put it. Just do not look at
> it and it will not bother you.

that's a great line of reasoning. :p

seriously though, is there really no where else that it can go?  i'm not
too familiar with udev, but i'm guessing that it has to go on the root
partition, or at the least it can't go under a directory that could
possibly be mounted over it.  so that precludes /var, which is too

> If you really can't stand it, then unmount the bind mount and rmdir the
> directory. It will not be created again.

must it be mounted for everyone, or is it merely a convenience/necessity
for a few people in specific situations?  if the latter is true, wouldn't
it be better to default to not having it mounted and give a way to have
it mounted for those who need it?



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