Subject: Re: MAKEDEV/MAKEDEV.subr issues in today's i386/amd64 builds
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2007 22:38:17
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, David Laight wrote:
> 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.

OK, I'll do that.

> 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.

We can always move things around later.

--apb (Alan Barrett)