Subject: port-alpha/10411: MAKEDEV should live on the ramdisk in install kernels
To: None <>
From: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/21/2000 16:48:10
>Number:         10411
>Category:       port-alpha
>Synopsis:       Incufficient cd devices in /dev, and no MAKEDEV
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-alpha-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jun 21 16:49:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Robert Elz
>Release:        NetBSD-current 20000527
	University of Melbourne
System: NetBSD 1.4ZD NetBSD 1.4ZD (LAVENDER) #2: Wed Jun 21 08:26:46 EST 2000 alpha

	There aren't enough cd devices made in the alpha
	install kernel (for some of us, anyway...)  And there
	is no MAKEDEV to easily add more.
	Attempt to install alpha NetBSD from cd2
	There are plenty of free inodes in the alpha install ramdisk,
	so one way would be to just put more cd devices there - that
	would be the easiest solution for the immediate problem, but
	not the right one - eventually someone else will be missing
	some other device they need.   Instead include MAKEDEV (or a
	variant of it that will work using the tools on the ramdisk)