Subject: Re: overriding MAKEDEV.tmpl
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/24/2007 01:32:36
On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 04:39:42PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> Is this for a ramdisk image in which all the /dev nodes are created at
> build time, or for one in which /dev is populated at boot time by
> init?

the /dev nodes created at build time..

> If the former, you should be able to increase the number of inodes in
> the image.  If the latter, the number of inodes is calculated at boot
> time so just adding extra disk nodes to MAKEDEV.local or to the "init"
> target in MAKEDEV.tmpl should DTRT.

I did look at doing that - sort of, I removed a lot of programs that I
was not using and so forth, that gave me a little bit more but not
enough for what I needed.  I really wanted a ramdisk image that had
lots of disk drive dev nodes, nothing much else was required so all
the inodes taken up by ptys that I would never use seemed like a bit
of a waste.

Brett Lymn
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