Subject: device special files
To: None <>
From: Petar Bogdanovic <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/16/2005 00:05:56

I don't understand the magic behind the device special files, /dev, 
MAKEDEV, block/character/fifo and mknod. It's not about details - it's 
more about the fact, that I am not able to imagine the whole thing.

Can somebody help me with a hint, tutorial or something else? The 
MAKEDEV-/mknod-manpage helped just a little bit..

Thank you & with kind regards,


P.S. Please tell me, if this is the wrong list.