Subject: Re: Lack of error message with /sbin/init and missing /dev
To: Izumi Tsutsui <>
From: Marcin Jessa <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/2005 15:25:38
On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:53:10 +0900
Izumi Tsutsui <> wrote:

> 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.

This is what it does anyway on my WRAP board. And then it gets silent
when there's no /dev present.

> Anyway, I think init(8) can't print any messages without device node.

That'd explain the behaviour.