Can the directory /sys have it's own partition?

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I just saw this question in a homework , and I just don't get it. Is it possible for the directory /sys to have it's own partition. Thanks!

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cn flag
Review your coursework: What is /sys? What does it do? What does it contain? Why is it there? When you understand /sys, you will know the answer to your question.
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check what `/sys` is in the output of `mount | fgrep sys`
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I know what is it and what it does contain ... any help ?
hr flag
I'm not sure what the question even means - the `/sys` directory is a mountpoint for the sysfs pseudo-filesystem *"which provides an interface to kernel data structures"* (see `man 5 sysfs`). Since the sysfs filesystem doesn't reside on a block device, the concept of partitioning doesn't really apply.
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kr flag
@steeldriver yeah, isn't that the answer? It makes no sense for `/sys` to have a partition as it's merely a mirage of the kernel

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