DEVFS in a chroot?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Apr 30 08:43:18 PDT 2004

In message <20040430.083004.116247770.imp at>, "M. Warner Losh" writes:

>How would that make it worse?  Seems like I'm in a no win situation:
>if I mount one for everybody, then the system grinds to a halt because
>the mount lists are too long.  If I mount and unmount it all the time,
>things are also bad in some unspecified way.

The other way around...

(I have not double checked this!)  My recollection is that we do not traverse
the mountlist in normal filesystem operations, but only on mount/unmount

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