Subject: MAKEDEV overhaul?
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/22/2000 10:14:56
Partially in reference to port-alpha/10411 (no MAKEDEV on alpha install
media) is it worth considering making MAKEDEV a standalone C program
(or /dev/MAKEDEV a script that simply execs /sbin/makedev) that reads
a config file?  As well as the install media thing, every now and then
someone accidently adds the usage of a /usr program and that can break
things.  Perhaps the most difficult part of such an exercise would be
coming up with a grammar thats general enough...

Nasty ugly thought time - you could even keep the config in /etc/MAKEDEV.

	exec /sbin/makedev "$@"

and have /sbin/makedev skip everything up until the first 'exec'...