In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Sheldon Hearn writes:
>On Sun, 27 Aug 2000 21:35:26 +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> Do you have devfs in /etc/fstab ?  That is *not* needed, /sbin/init
>> will mount devfs on /dev automatically.
>Out of curiosity, what's the motivation behind this decision?  Why don't
>you allow defvs to be mounted on an arbitrary mount point?

You can also mount it other places:

                mount -t devfs foo /usr/jail/jail1/dev

(but the "no new devices" feature is not committed yet, I'm still
working on it).

The reason for mounting it in /sbin/init is historical and possibly
wrong but it does have the benefit that it will DTRT for people.

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