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comment Why does '/' have an '..' entry?
Well, man 5 dir on a BSD system will walk you through the documented API, and items stated in the API are part of the contract.
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comment Why is '.' a hard link in Unix?
You're confusing blocks with inodes. As a special-case, for short files, file-content might be inside the inode, but it's false to assert that inodes are unstructured. They're highly structured, containing almost all the file metadata except the filenames by which the file might be found. The inode contains pointers (direct, indirect, doubly-indirect, etc) to the blocks on disk, where the file content is.
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