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    SubjectRe: 2.1.43 curious pipe-entries in / (root)
    On Friday, 27 June 1997 at 12:15:35 +0200, Dieter Nuetzel wrote:
    > Erik B. Andersen wrote:
    > >
    > > Why not stick them in /proc? That is where everything else like
    > > this goes.
    > >
    > Or just /tmp or something like /tmp/pipes ...

    What if /proc isn't yet mounted? What if /tmp is a symlink to an as yet
    unmounted partition? Bound to break some people's rc scripts...

    The proc problem could be solved by having the kernel mount it
    automatically straight after mounting /, after a sys_mkdir() if
    necessary, but that would mean that procfs can no longer be optional.
    People running dedicated servers with not much RAM or security worries
    won't be happy.

    Sander van Malssen -- --
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