Subject: Re: bin/24104: /sbin/init can't create mfs /dev
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/06/2004 20:05:56
> >Synopsis:       /sbin/init can't create mfs /dev
> /sbin/init tries to mount /dev with mount_mfs when there is no
> /dev/console on the machine. I tried that and found that there isn't
> enough space to create all the device nodes.

There seems to be enough at the moment, the size of the mfs /dev is
deliberately small to avoid wasting space on systems with limited memory.

$ ${DEST}/dev/MAKEDEV -s init | wc -l
gives 853 with a reasonable current i386 tree.

Are you sure your system is standard?


David Laight: