On Mon, 28 Aug 2000, 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?
> 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.

        This is necessary for proper synching of the root filesystem. To
achieve this effect devfs is mounted over readonly UFS, so when the root
filesystem is updated to R/W state it pulls the proper device from devfs

Boris Popov

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