devfsfilesystem manages a name space of all devices in the operating environment and is mounted during boot on the /devices name space.
The /devices name space is dynamic and reflects the current state of accessible devices. The names of all attached device instances are present under /devices.
The content under /devices is under the
exclusive control of the
devfs filesystem and cannot
The system may be configured to include a device in one of two ways:
The device may be attached through a number of system calls and programs, including open(2), stat(2), and ls(1). During device attach, the device driver typically creates minor nodes corresponding to the device via ddi_create_minor_node(9F). If the attach is successful, one or more minor nodes referring to the device are created under /devices.
This file system is not present in a non-global zone.
devfsfile system in the global zone.
All content at or below the /devices name space is an implementation artifact and subject to incompatible change or removal without notification. Generally, user programs should leverage the device name space under /dev.
|November 29, 2021||OmniOS|