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Linux Device Hot plugging

In the Linux Operating System, devices connect to the system through device files, which contain all the information an OS needs to control the specified device.

Benefits of Device Files

Configure Devices Automatically

The Linux makes the devices structurally hot plugged as more and more devices are now removable i.e., attached temporarily. Their configuration is dynamically detected.

/proc file system

sysctl tool (Kernel Tuning in the System Tools menu) to change or modifying values like IP packet forwarding, maximum number of files.

sysfs device file system

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