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DEVFS(5)		    BSD File Formats Manual		      DEVFS(5)

     devfs — device file system

     devfs   /dev    devfs rw 0 0

     The device file system, or devfs, provides access to kernel's device
     namespace in the global file system namespace.  The conventional mount
     point is /dev.

     The file system includes several directories, links, symbolic links and
     devices, some of which can also be written.  In a chroot'ed environment,
     devfs can be used to create a new /dev mount point.

     The mknod(8) tool can be used to recover deleted device entries under

     /dev	The normal devfs mount point.

     To mount a devfs volume located on /mychroot/dev:

	   mount -t devfs devfs /mychroot/dev

     devfs(8), mount(8)

     The devfs file system first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0.  It became the pre‐
     ferred method for accessing devices in FreeBSD 5.0 and the only method in
     FreeBSD 6.0.  The devfs manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

     The devfs manual page was written by Mike Pritchard ⟨⟩.

BSD				 May 30, 2010				   BSD

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