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DEVFS(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		      DEVFS(5)

NAME
     devfs -- device file system

SYNOPSIS
     devfs     /dev devfs rw 0 0

DESCRIPTION
     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.

FILES
     /dev	The normal devfs mount point.

SEE ALSO
     mount_devfs(8)

HISTORY
     The devfs file system first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0.  The devfs manual
     page first	appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS
     The devfs manual page was written by Mike Pritchard <mpp@FreeBSD.org>,
     and was based on the mount_devfs(8) manual	page.

FreeBSD	10.1		       December	14, 1996		  FreeBSD 10.1

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