ROOT(3) Library Functions Manual ROOT(3)
root - the root file system
The syntax is illegal, so this device can only be accessed directly by
This device is set up by the kernel to be the root of the name space.
The names in the one-level tree are mostly just place-holders, to allow
a place to bind(2) to. The exception is /boot, which provides exe-
cutable code when read. The kernel does an exec(2) of /boot when ini-