The device file system, or
provides access to kernels device
namespace in the global file system namespace.
The conventional mount point is
The file system includes several directories, links, symbolic links
and devices, some of which can also be written.
In a chrooted
can be used to create a new
tool can be used to recover deleted device entries under
filesystem is an alternate means for populating
The character devices that both
correspond to the open file descriptors of the process
accessing the directory.
only creates files for the standard file descriptors
creates files for all open descriptors.
The options are as follows:
Use the specified mount
as described in
The following devfs file system-specific options are available:
| ruleset = ruleset
Set ruleset number
as the current ruleset for the mount-point and apply all its rules.
If the ruleset number
does not exist, an empty ruleset with the number
for more information on working with devfs rulesets.