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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make sysctl a separate filesystem
On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:44:35 +0100 (CET) Jan Engelhardt wrote:

>
> On Feb 15 2008 12:35, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> >Andi Kleen writes:
> > > Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org> writes:
> > > > this subdir;
> > > > 3. sysctl inodes are now smaller than the procfs ones.
> > >
> > > That's always a good thing.
> > >
> > > > Note: update your initscripts to mount sysctl filesystem
> > > > right after the proc is mounted in order not to lose your
> > > > /etc/sysctl.conf configuration (and optionally fstab).
> > >
> > > That will break about everybody's init scripts I suspect.
> > >
> > > I think you would need to go through some deprecation
> > > period for this at least, with printks warning people
> > > to fix their init scripts.
> > >
> > > Or better find some way to do the mount automatically.
> >
> >Doing it automatically is the only acceptable way, IMO.
>
> For time being only.
>
> The kernel (currently) only auto-mounts invisible filesystems.

like /root, sysfs, futexfs, pipefs, anon_inodefs, bdev, devpts,
hugetlbfs, inotifyfs ?

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~Randy

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