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Securityfs is a pseudo-filesystem where you can only have files and directories _in memory_ to configure those security modules. Securityfs is built on top of the VFS and is only a few lines long.
Posted Sep 30, 2005 6:38 UTC (Fri) by astrand (guest, #4908)
As a side note, I don't really like that the desktop environments are moving away from / as the "root" and introducing concepts like "My Computer" instead, but if / is getting filled up with strange directores...
Can someone explain to me why it's impossible to create a tree with sysfs and securityfs semantics below /proc/sysfs and /proc/securityfs?
/proc was abused
Posted Sep 30, 2005 11:04 UTC (Fri) by alex (subscriber, #1355)
Posted Sep 30, 2005 11:34 UTC (Fri) by astrand (guest, #4908)
And even if the intention is to move things out of /proc so that it's only about processes, why is it not enough with *one* additional kernel interface?
Posted Sep 30, 2005 11:54 UTC (Fri) by alex (subscriber, #1355)
Posted Sep 30, 2005 12:00 UTC (Fri) by astrand (guest, #4908)
Yes. Sometimes you need to browse to /tmp, /media/cdrom, /net/import/mirrors and stuff like that.
Posted Oct 6, 2005 13:33 UTC (Thu) by efexis (guest, #26355)
Yes I know the work involved, which is why I've not done it :-p
Posted Oct 6, 2005 17:42 UTC (Thu) by peschmae (guest, #32292)
Well, right, once in a while they get lost - but on their random walk down the file system they might just as well lose themselves in your /system directory as in /
Posted Oct 9, 2005 10:10 UTC (Sun) by nicolas@jungers (✭ supporter ✭, #7579)
I think that the lambda user expect to be lost in /system but to clearly understand what's on _his_ computer. The difference is the isolation of the acknowledged unmastered stuffs in one conceptually mastered place. Most l-users I know understand perfectly well the concept of root (everything on _their_ computer) in regard of the concept of home (all my personal stuffs and the personal stuffs of anybody I allow to use my computer).
Posted Oct 11, 2005 4:06 UTC (Tue) by efexis (guest, #26355)
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