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Old 12-25-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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Filesystems on dev directory

I want to know what file system there are for "/dev" directory??apparently different types was developed for managing devices on Linux.
because I am a little confused about all file system on this directory.
Another question is,which is file system sufficient for managing devices on Embedded Linux ?
of course on our embedded system we do not have many pluggable device,so this directory can be static.

Thanks for any help or guidance
Old 12-25-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hey mate...sorry if I misunderstood your question,if you want to see the list of partitions on your HDD issue this from a terminal
fdisk -l
As i understood /dev/contains all info on the devices of our computer (The /dev directory contains the special device files for all the devices).
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If I may add, on modern 'udev' based systems the /dev is not a real partition, it is created ( need verification of this part) and populate by udev and the device drivers as they load in a manner somewhat like the way /proc is created by a /proc enabled kernel.
This should be true for systems native, (non kernel based) virtual, or embedded.

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