Subject: Re: kernel options needed for USB support in 4.0_BETA2?
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From: Julian Coleman <email@example.com>
Date: 09/03/2007 10:51:49
> If I remember right, the kernel will compile once you copy over the
> USB stuff and reference it in the files.conf. The part where I run
> out of talent is figuring out major and minor numbers, and getting
> MAKEDEV to actually make devices.
The major number list inside the kernel is built from the file
src/sys/arch/<arch>/conf/majors.<arch>. So, for sparc64, USB is:
$ grep usb src/sys/arch/sparc64/conf/majors.sparc64
device-major usb char 78 usb
Minor numbers depend on the driver in question. There are also other USB
devices (e.g. urio) to add to the majors file.
/dev/MAKEDEV is generated from the scripts and templates src/etc/MAKEDEV*.
The script pulls in the arch-specific majors file as well.
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