Originally Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2001 Author: Jorgen Tysnes
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Devfs, Something for You?

DevFs is a new kind of filesystem which is one of the new features included in the 2.4.* kernels. Is this something for you? Devfs can do this:
  • A virtual FS like /proc for devices
  • Drivers register device nodes directly
  • /dev reflects available hardware
This is just a short description. Have a look in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/README to get more...