Accessing native NT namespace as filesystem

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 21:50:00 GMT 2010


On 2 September 2010 22:32, Larry Hall wrote:
> On 9/2/2010 5:26 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>
>> Eric Blake wrote:
>>>
>>> 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).
>>>
>>> If it were up to me, right now I'm liking the name /proc/nt/.
>>
>> Me too. Yay, bikeshedding. :)
>
> Other than its brevity, I don't see an advantage of "nt" over "windows" or
> something more obvious/descriptive that we're dealing with Windows-specific
> stuff here.  But perhaps I'm the only one who thinks the "NT" nomenclature
> for the Windows architecture is fading fast.

/proc/nt seems apt because NT namespace is the official name for the
thingy under consideration:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247.aspx#nt_namespaces

Also, there are Windowses without NT, and theoretically at least there
could be NTs without Windows.

Andy



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