Re: /proc/misc has bad mode

Matthias Urlichs (
Thu, 25 Apr 1996 05:47:48 +0200 (MET DST)

Hi, wrote:
> mu> Easy. Unmount everything, then do a
> mu> - cd /
> mu> - cp -a dev var ## if you are singleuser
> mu> - mount /var
> mu> - cp -a dev var ## for multiuser operation
> mu> - rm -rf dev; ln -s var/dev .
>Now, umount /var and then show me how you are going to mount it again
>without a /dev entry for the disk.

You haven't been paying attention. There's now a /var/dev underneath
the /var mountpoint which is exposed when you unmount /var, and which
presumably contains the device special file for the partition /var
resides on.

The same is done for /tmp (standard practice).

Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics:
Things get worse under pressure.
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