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     ROOT(3)                                                   ROOT(3)

          root - the root file system


          The syntax `#/' is illegal, so this device can only be
          accessed directly by the kernel.

          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 excep-
          tion is /boot, which provides executable code when read.
          The kernel does an exec(2) of /boot when initializing.