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SubjectRe: 2.1.43 curious pipe-entries in / (root)
On Fri, 27 Jun 1997, Sander van Malssen wrote:

> 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.

[SNIPPED]
Why don't you put those ugly pipes in /dev ? "/dev" will always exist
and already has "log" (socket), "initctl" (named pipe), "printer" (named
pipe), and other non-devices thingies in it.

Cheers,
DJ
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