lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1997]   [Jun]   [27]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
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.

svm
--
Sander van Malssen -- svm@kozmix.ow.nl -- http://www.cistron.nl/~svm/
* The 1-2-5 Page: http://www.cistron.nl/~svm/music/ *

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:39    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site