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Re: Creating /dev/dk* nodes so as to be persistent

On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 07:45:35PM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 02:45:43AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > > Running "mount" by itself shows
> > > tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (union, local)
> > You have two choices: add your dk additions to /etc/MAKEDEV.local or fix
> > the /dev/console device in the lower layer of your union mount.
> > Martin
> I see MAKEDEV.local in /dev but not in /etc.  Do I need to copy /dev/MAKEDEV 
> to /etc and edit it there?
> Would the system find and automatically execute /etc/MAKEDEV.local?
> Linux and FreeBSD never have the problem of not being able to use a device 
> for lack of device nodes, but I remember the days long ago when Linux and 
> FreeBSD preassigned device nodes as NetBSD and OpenBSD still do.
> I tried to edit /dev/MAKEDEV, found it to be read-only, then tried 
> /dev/MAKEDEV.local and found that to be also read-only.
> So I made the needed changes to /dev/MAKEDEV (w! in vi).  I haven't rebooted 
> yet, would like to see if USB 3.0 works and the Atheros AR9271 on motherboard 
> is recognized.

There are a couple things missing from what I've seen in this thread so far:

1) If you want your changes to persist, you'll need to access "the lower 
  layer of your union mount".  i.e. umount /dev
2) MAKEDEV.local should be in the same places as MAKEDEV, i.e. in /dev, not /etc


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