docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in Handbook

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at
Thu Dec 8 18:42:07 UTC 2011

On 8/12/2011 7:34 μμ, John Baldwin wrote:
> On 12/7/11 2:00 AM, Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
>> The following reply was made to PR docs/163102; it has been noted by 
>> From: Sergey Kandaurov<pluknet at>
>> To: bug-followup at, VoidChicken at
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: docs/163102: linprocfs mounted in wrong location in 
>> Handbook
>> Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 09:22:54 +0300
>> /compat is a symlink to usr/compat
>> So, nothing is wrong here for me.
> If /compat/linux is the official path, then the default linprocfs 
> mountpoint should be /compat/linux/proc (that is what I always use). 
> Just like the default home dir is /home/<foo>, not /usr/home/<foo>. 
> /compat could just as easily be a different filesystem or a symlink to 
> somewhere else. So I do think the Handbook should be updated regardless.

You may have noticed the Handbook is already updated.
You are right about /compat, in fact the linuxemu chapter uses this and 
not /usr/compat. There were only four instances in the Handbook where 
the user was asked explicitly to use /usr/compat and all were fixed.

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