Subject: Re: MAKEDEV/MAKEDEV.subr issues in today's i386/amd64 builds
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2007 20:32:51
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 10:01:42PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, David Laight wrote:
> > Where does MAKEDEV.subr get released?
> > If it ends up in /dev it will be a PITA.
> Yes, MAKEDEV.subr is in /dev, right next to MAKEDEV and MAKEDEV.local.
> Other suggestions welcome.

init has to copy MAKEDEV into memory when it creates the mfs /dev, it
will need to do the same for MAKEDEV.subr.

IIRC init handles MAKEDEV being somewhere else (either /etc or /sbin).
(Or maybe /dev/MAKEDEV being a symlink)
MAKEDEV.local is a config file (of sorts) to could be deemed to belong
in /etc.  Something about the way the scripts are run needs them to be
in the same directory as each other.


David Laight: