Re: 2.1.43 curious pipe-entries in / (root)

Sander van Malssen (
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 18:44:50 +0200

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.


Sander van Malssen -- --
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