Source tree hierarchy

Jonathon McKitrick jcm at
Tue Nov 30 09:01:52 PST 2004

On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 06:54:35PM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
: On 2004-11-30 15:32, Jonathon McKitrick <jcm at> wrote:
: >
: > Why are there sometimes 2 levels of the same directory name, one beneath the
: > other?
: >
: > Like sys and i386, for example?
: They are different things:
: /usr/src/sys		Kernel sources (entire source tree).
: /usr/src/sys/sys	Kernel header files.  These are installed as
: 			/usr/include/sys/* by the installation process.

Ok, that makes sense.  But src/sys/i386/i386 has source code, not just
headers.  Is this code that is specific to i386 CPUs, while src/sys/i386 is
just specific to the system architecture?

My other computer is your Windows box.

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