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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.

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

FILES
     /dev	The normal devfs mount point.

EXAMPLES
     To	mount a	devfs volume located on	/dev:

	   mount -t devfs devfs	/dev

SEE ALSO
     devfs(8), mount(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>.

FreeBSD	9.2		       December	14, 1996		   FreeBSD 9.2

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