Subject: A bug in MAKEDEV
To: None <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/08/1993 12:18:28
I got caught by a bug in MAKEDEV when I was trying to make a dev entry
for my second serial port.  I tried to use:


This would remake the tty00/com0 devices instead.  Looking at the
script (and what I finally did) was to use:


Which is still wrong because this makes /dev/tty001 instead of
/dev/tty01 :-( but it did actually make the device this time.  The
problem derives from the use of basename in the com*|tty* case, it
only caters for the com* variant.  Has this been fixed?

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes
and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum
tubes and perhaps weigh 1 1/2 tons."
                -- Popular Mechanics, March 1949