MirOS Manual: MAKEDEV(8)

MAKEDEV(8)           BSD System Manager's Manual (SPARC)            MAKEDEV(8)

NAME

     MAKEDEV - create system and device special files

SYNOPSIS

     MAKEDEV name [...]

DESCRIPTION

     The shell script MAKEDEV, found in the /dev directory, is used to create
     various special files. See intro(4) for a more complete discussion of
     special files.

     MAKEDEV takes any number of device names as arguments, where the names
     are the common abbreviation for the device or group of devices.

     Where a device name is followed by a star '*', the star must be replaced
     by a unit number. If units are expected for a device but not provided,
     MAKEDEV will supply the standard numbers in most cases.

     The sparc supports the following devices:

     Special device names
     all         Creates special files for all devices on sparc.
     ramdisk     Ramdisk kernel devices.
     std         Creates the 'standard' devices (console, drum, klog, kmem,
                 ksyms, mem, null, stderr, stdin, stdout, tty, zero) which are
                 absolutely necessary for the system to function properly.
     local       Creates configuration-specific devices, by invoking the shell
                 file MAKEDEV.local.

     Disks
     ccd*        Concatenated disk devices, see ccd(4).
     cd*         ATAPI and SCSI CD-ROM drives, see cd(4).
     fd*         Floppy disk drives (3 1/2", 5 1/4"), see fd(4).
     presto*     Prestoserve NVRAM memory, see presto(4).
     sd*         SCSI disks, including flopticals, see sd(4).
     raid*       RAIDframe disk devices, see raid(4).
     rd*         "rd" pseudo-disks, see rd(4).
     vnd*        "file" pseudo-disk devices, see vnd(4).
     xd*         Xylogic 753/7053 disks, see xd(4).
     xy*         Xylogic 450/451 disks, see xy(4).

     Tapes
     ch*         SCSI media changers, see ch(4).
     st*         SCSI tape drives, see st(4).

     Terminal ports
     cua[a-z]*   Zilog 8530 serial ports, see zs(4).
     tty[a-z]*   Zilog 8530 serial ports, see zs(4).
     magma*      Magma multiport cards, see magma(4).
     spif*       "spif" multiport cards, see spif(4).

     Pseudo terminals
     ptm         pty master device, see ptm(4).
     pty*        Set of 62 master pseudo terminals, see pty(4).
     tty*        Set of 62 slave pseudo terminals, see tty(4).

     Printers
     bpp*        Parallel port, see bpp(4).
     bppmag[mno]
                 Magma parallel port, see magma(4).
     bpp[jkl]    "spif" parallel port, see spif(4).

     Console ports
     ttyC0       Minimal wscons devices, see wscons(4).
     ttyC-F*     wscons display devices, see wsdisplay(4).
     wskbd*      wscons keyboards, see wskbd(4).
     wsmux       wscons keyboard/mouse mux devices, see wsmux(4).

     Pointing devices
     wsmouse*    wscons mice, see wsmouse(4).

     Special purpose devices
     audio*      Audio devices, see audio(4).
     bpf*        Berkeley Packet Filter, see bpf(4).
     fd          fd/* nodes for fdescfs, see mount_fdesc(8).
     lkm         Loadable kernel modules interface, see lkm(4).
     openprom    PROM settings, see openprom(4).
     pf*         Packet Filter, see pf(4).
     *random     In-kernel random data source, see random(4).
     ss*         SCSI scanners, see ss(4).
     systrace*   System call tracing device, see systrace(4).
     tun*        Network tunnel driver, see tun(4).
     uk*         Unknown SCSI devices, see uk(4).

FILES

     /dev  The special file directory.

SEE ALSO

     intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)

MirOS BSD #10-current         February 22, 2009                              1

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