mounting proc

Don Smith midio at
Fri Mar 1 07:47:55 PST 2002

"Rod Roark" <rod at> wrote in message
news:20020301025153.62CD633C52 at
> Proc is a "virtual" filesystem, invented as a way to expose
> inside the kernel, and to interact with the kernel.  There's no
> with mounting it multiple times at different places.  Other examples
> virtual filesystems are devfs (mounted at /dev but not yet a part of
> LFS) and /dev/pts.
> Cheers,
> -- Rod
> On Thursday 28 February 2002 06:45 pm, Jeff Utter wrote:
> > Hey, i have been reading through the LFS manual, working through it,
> > i got past compiling the sources running in my current distro, and
> > it tells me then, to mount the $LFS proc system... won't that be
> > mounted over my current proc filesystem and cause things to mess up?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jeff Utter

And just to make it relatively clearer, the LFS book is intstructing you
to mount the proc virtual file system on your LFS partition. In the end
you will have proc mounted at /proc, for your original distro, and at
$LFS/proc, so that you will have a /proc available when you chroot into


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