DEVFS in a chroot?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Apr 30 05:13:42 PDT 2004

In message <348620619.1083334458@[]>, Eivind Olsen writes:
>I'm running some processes in a chroot (not a jail) and I need to have a 
>small /dev in the chroot directory containing for example random and 
>As I understand it, the recommended way to do this is to use devfs, but I'm 
>not sure how to go about doing that.
>Should I mount /var/chroot/dev as type devfs?


	mount -t devfs randomargument	/var/chroot/dev

>And I'd need to create some devfs-rulefile?

Only if reducing the contents of that devfs instance.

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