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/dev on tmpfs and MAKEDEV overwritten by ./build.sh
I have an issue with my box when I update from source with ./build.sh.
- I read some horror stories about /dev on a WAPBL slice
- I learned that if the kernel couldn't find /dev/console, it'd run MAKEDEV
Those two put together, plus the fact that I like the idea that
non-permanent stuff can sit on tmpfs made me remove the entries on my
/dev slice, except MAKEDEV, and let the script recreate everything at
boot, which takes next to no time.
However, I updated my system from sources, and after the reboot after a
'./build.sh -O ../obj -T ../tools -U install=/' it dumped on boot,
unable to find /dev/console. After getting access to the box it seems
indeed that MAKEDEV is no longer in /dev on the / slice, and therefore
cannot be found.
I'm guessing that the union mounted /dev overwrote the MAKEDEV on the /
disk slice when ./build.sh did its install and so that after the tmpfs
/dev was no longer mounted with union, there was nothing on the
partition. I booted from the install CD, copied back the MAKEDEV and
rebooted, and all was fine.
Is there a better way to manage this, or do I just have to note that
after the install=/ I have to somehow get a copy of MAKEDEV back in /dev
on the / slice (which will be union'ed with the tmpfs fs).
Thanks for any help,
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