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Re: [PATCH 2/5] daemons: make sure /proc is properly set up


From: Justus Winter
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] daemons: make sure /proc is properly set up
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:35:51 +0200
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Quoting Ludovic =?utf-8?Q?Court=C3=A8s?= (2013-09-19 12:19:00)
> Justus Winter <address@hidden> skribis:
> 
> > This patch makes runsystem.sh check whether /proc is set up and does
> > so using settrans -c if it is not.
> 
> I think this should be a Debian patch rather, because while /proc is a
> useful Linux compatibility feature, it’s not a mandatory part of the Hurd.

Ah yes, of course. I keep getting those mixed up in my head ;)

Then again, I always wondered why the procfs lives outside the Hurd
source. Yes, Linux has /proc, but so do many other Unixes and - if
memory serves right - /proc is a gift from plan9, no?

And the Hurd uses the filesystem as namespace for server lookups, that
seems to follow closely the everything-is-a-file philosophy right? And
if everything is a file, processes should be as well, hence /proc.

Justus



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