On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 11:42:49PM -0700, Josh Brooks typed:
> As I am sure many have noticed, a default installation of 5.1-RELEASE will
> leave you with no procfs mounted at /proc, and no entry in /etc/fstab for
> a procfs.
> Is this by design ?
> Is it better to not run /proc on 5.x ?
> What are the consequences of running without a procfs on 5.x ?
I believe there's still some work going on to make a program like truss(8)
not use the /proc interface, but otherwise all normal utilities are clean.
> Was this just a bug/oversight in the 5.1-RELEASE, and in reality we should
> definitely be running a procfs and have an entry in /etc/fstab, etc. ?
> This is with the GENERIC kernel, but other kernels I build with PROCFS
> also do not result in a procfs existing either - I always have to manually
> mount it.
> Any commnts of any kind related to the design decision that may have been
> behind this - or any explanation of a kind as to why the 5.1-RELEASE has
> no procfs mounted or in fstab by default is much apprecaited!
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