Subject: Re: Lack of error message with /sbin/init and missing /dev
To: None <>
From: Roberto <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/2005 15:14:24
> In article <>
> wrote:
>> I just accidently forgot to create /dev for my embedded image and
>> discovered /sbin/init keeps totally silent about that.
> At least src/sys/kern/init_main.c:check_console() warns
> if there is no /dev/console.
> Anyway, I think init(8) can't print any messages without device node.
> ---
> Izumi Tsutsui

According to me, when no /dev/console was found, on 2.x init perform the
 - mmap /dev/MAKEDEV and MAKEDEV.local file;
 - create a /dev memory fs;
 - save the new /dev/MAKEDEV* on mem. fs;
 - create the device files;

I remember the following output:
     warning: no /dev/console
     init: Creating mfs /dev

At least, the kernel should output "no /dev/console" I think.