Accessing native NT namespace as filesystem

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Sep 3 07:58:00 GMT 2010


On Sep  2 17:52, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 10:50:48PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
> >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.
> 
> Hello all of you AOL users!
> 
> I sorta like /proc/nt too.

Oooohkeeey.  I still like /proc/sys more, though.  It just *sounds*
better, imho.  Could you all live with that, too?


Corinna

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