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Re: bin/40952 (MAKEDEV doesn't know about dri devices)

The following reply was made to PR bin/40952; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/40952 (MAKEDEV doesn't know about dri devices)
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:26:21 +0000

 On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 10:20:03PM +0000, Matthew Mondor wrote:
  >  > fixed
  >  I've not checked if after latest man page changes drm(4) still has the
  >  required info, but despite MAKEDEV creating the device, it's likely to
  >  get magically deleted during every failing xorg test at configuration,
  >  for some reason, which the man page in 5.0 release mentions.  Because
  >  of this it unfortunately becomes necessary to manually recreate the
  >  device no matter what, until a successful configuration works.
 Well, AIUI it also gets automatically created. Whether X should be
 doing that is an open question, but should at least prevent
 user-visible problems.
 David A. Holland

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