Accessing native NT namespace as filesystem

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Sep 2 16:36:00 GMT 2010


On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 10:30:06AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>On 09/02/2010 10:19 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> So, what do you think?  Useful/Useless/Tasteless/Ridiculous?
>
>Cool!  And probably useful.
>
>> Would /sys be ok?  Or what else?  Not /dev, certainly, since that's
>> reserved for Cygwin/POSIX devices.  /devices, maybe, as on Solaris?
>
>/proc/sys, to match /proc/registry?  Otherwise, I like /devices more 
>than /sys, since /sys on Linux tends to be more introspective of kernel 
>options than exposing an alternate namespace for file systesm.

I was thinking /proc/something too since, if you made it /sys, you would
very likely impact people who have sys directories in their root.

Either that or just make it a mountable filesystem type which can be
mounted anywhere.  I think I like that better.  I wish we could do that
with /proc too.

cgf



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