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Re: port-alpha/10411 (Incufficient cd devices in /dev, and no MAKEDEV)

The following reply was made to PR port-alpha/10411; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Cc:,,, kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost
Subject: Re: port-alpha/10411 (Incufficient cd devices in /dev, and no MAKEDEV)
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:19:29 +0000

 On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 10:25:02PM +0000, Julian Coleman wrote:
  >  There is no change with the netbsd-4 install kernel.  It is, however,
  >  possible to use /sbin/mknod to create the device files manually.
  >  Note that the standard /dev/MAKEDEV also contains only cd0 and cd1.
 After some discussion, the conclusion was that since the alpha install
 isn't size-limited, we should ship a couple more device nodes and also
 include MAKEDEV. someone who actually has an alpha just needs to do it. :-/
 David A. Holland

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