intro - Introduction to special files
Section 7 describes the special files, related driver
functions, and networking support available in the system.
In this section of the reference pages, the SYNOPSIS heading
of each configurable device gives a sample specification
for use in constructing a system description for the
config program. The DIAGNOSTICS heading lists messages
that may appear on the console and in the system error log
file /usr/adm/syserr/syserr.hostname due to errors in
Software support for configurable devices comes in two
forms. A hardware device may be supported with a character
or block device driver or, if used within the networking
subsystem, may be supported with a network interface
There are some devices that have fixed input/output space
CSR addresses and interrupt vector addresses. There are no
address switches or jumpers that need to be set up by the
customer or Field Service.
Some reference pages in this section may contain suffixes
to allow their files to exist with those of other reference
pages having the same base name and section number.
When used, suffixes are made up of one to four letters.
See the man(1) reference page for more information on suffixes.
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