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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     MAKEDEV - create system and device special files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     MAKEDEV name [...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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 hp300 supports the following devices:

     Special device names    [Toc]    [Back]
     all         Creates special files for all devices on  hp300.
     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
     local       Creates configuration-specific devices,  by  invoking the shell
                 file MAKEDEV.local.

     Disks    [Toc]    [Back]
     ccd*        Concatenated disk devices, see ccd(4).
     cd*         ATAPI and SCSI CD-ROM drives, see cd(4).
     hd*         HP300 HP-IB disks, see hd(4).
     rd*         ``rd'' pseudo-disks, see rd(4).
     sd*         SCSI disks, including flopticals, see sd(4).
     vnd*        ``file'' pseudo-disk devices, see vnd(4).

     Tapes    [Toc]    [Back]
     ch*         SCSI media changers, see ch(4).
     ct*         HP300 HP-IB cartridge tape drives, see ct(4).
     mt*          (Magnetic) 9-track reel tape drives, see mt(4).
     st*         SCSI tape drives, see st(4).

     Terminal ports    [Toc]    [Back]
     apci*       HP400 4 port serial mux interface, see  apci(4).
     dca*         HP200/300  single  port  serial  interface, see
     dcm*        HP200/300  4  port  serial  mux  interface,  see

     Pseudo terminals    [Toc]    [Back]
     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).

     Console ports    [Toc]    [Back]
     grf*         Raw  interface  to  HP300 graphics devices, see
     ite*        Terminal emulator interface  to  HP300  graphics
devices, see

     Printers    [Toc]    [Back]
     ppi*        HP-IB plotters, see ppi(4).

     Special purpose devices    [Toc]    [Back]
     bpf*        Berkeley Packet Filter, see bpf(4).
     fd          fd/* nodes for fdescfs, see mount_fdesc(8).
     hil         HP-HIL input devices, see hil(4).
     lkm         Loadable kernel modules interface, see lkm(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).
     xfs*        XFS filesystem node, see mount_xfs(8).

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /dev  The special file directory.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

OpenBSD      3.6                          August     19,     2004
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