namespace - structure of conventional Inferno name space
The list below gives an overview of the Inferno distribution
file tree, organised into related categories.
The root directory. To programs running outside Inferno,
this corresponds to the directory in which Inferno has been
The following are all placeholders for filesystems
that are mounted when Inferno is running. They
contain no data files. Although an Inferno namespace
is a dynamic entity, and devices can be mounted anywhere
therein, many programs assume that devices have been
mounted in the standard places, as suggested by the skeleton
directories listed below.
The standard mount point
for devices (e.g.
The above is all very well on a system with lots of storage,
but what is actually necessary for the running of Inferno?
The following gives a quick summary of the structure that
must be provided for Inferno to function correctly.
This must contain Dis modules for all the applications
you plan to run, and the modules they depend on.
can be useful when trying to determine this set.
All empty unwritable directories, place holders for mounted services and
Often these are provided by the built-in
A directory containing mount points for applications.
A directory containing mount points for remote file systems.