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Re: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#572733: support for mounting other kernel filesystems

On Sat, 06 Mar 2010, Mike Hommey wrote:
> /dev/something just feels so wrong. /dev contains block and character
> devices, and almost nothing else (except some udev and initramfs files)

Not really.  There's the whole /dev/shm crap (which one is not supposed to
access directly anyway).

> Why should cgroups control files, which are hardly device files, be
> found under /dev ?

I'd rather have it in /sys, yes, but doing so would be dangerous (*never*
mount anything in there that the kernel developers don't expect, they may
decide to use your mountpoint to export something later on...).

IMO, it is much better to have it /dev somewhere, than in / or /mnt, or
worse, somewhere in /etc.

Maybe we should push for a /kernel in / and mount this kind of crap there,
since /sys is *not* fair game.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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