About MAKEDEV and devfs
Rohde.Henning at gmx.net
Sat Mar 9 11:05:07 PST 2002
hi everybody else,
Daniel Savard wrote:
> If planning to use the experimental devfs filesystem with the kernel,
> is it still required to run the MAKEDEV script to make all the special
> device files?
hmm, like Rod pointed out, you won't need MAKEDEV creating the _whole_
_lot_ of dev-files, but, depending on your plan to setup your devices,
it could be important to create at least _some_ devices:
According to Richard Gooch's hint about preserving permissions
I do the mounting of devfs via some bootscript.
The downside of this is, that there is no /dev/console and no
/dev/null, the first is needed by the kernel for starting /sbin/init,
the latter is needed by the current bootscripts.
So, please create:
# mknod /dev/null c 1 3
# mknod /dev/console c 5 1
Just my two cents of EUR,
BTW: if you intend to follow that hint, you might consider to rename
the '/dev-state'-directory to '/.dev-state', so it won't confuse you
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