Accessing native NT namespace as filesystem

Christopher Faylor
Thu Sep 2 21:49:00 GMT 2010

On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 03:17:58PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>On 09/02/2010 03:16 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 11:07:51AM -0700, Daniel Colascione wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Eric Blake<>  wrote:
>>>> /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.
>>> May I propose just using /nt ? /devices could be confused with /dev,
>>> and /sys might be confused with Linux sysfs. (I can imagine a program
>>> checking whether /sys exists and doing something depending on the
>>> result.)
>> /nt will have the same problem as any other name that is chosen to live
>> in the root - it could easily conflict with a pre-existing directory.
>On the other hand, /nt is less likely to conflict with user expectations 
>than /sys or /devices (since those have other meanings on other systems, 
>but /nt is new).

Yes, but if you make your cygwin root == to c:\ then it will conflict with
an "nt" directory.  I used to have one of those.


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