Configfs

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Configfs is a RAM-based virtual file system provided by the 2.6 Linux kernel.[1]

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Configfs appears similar to sysfs but they are in fact different and complementary. Configfs is for creating, managing and destroying kernel objects from user-space, and sysfs for viewing and manipulating objects from user-space which are created and destroyed by kernel space.[2] It is typically mounted at /config.

See also[edit]

  • sysfs
  • tmpfs
  • sysctl, alternative way of exporting configuration used in BSD systems

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