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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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