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MAKEDEV(8) System Manager's Manual (alpha) MAKEDEV(8)

NAME

MAKEDEVcreate 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. Files are created in the current working directory.
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 alpha supports the following devices:
Special device names
all
Creates special files for all devices on alpha.
ramdisk
Ramdisk kernel devices.
std
Creates the ‘standard’ devices (console, 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
cd*
ATAPI and SCSI CD-ROM drives, see cd(4).
fd*
Floppy disk drives (3 1/2", 5 1/4"), see fd(4).
rd*
“rd” pseudo-disks, see rd(4).
sd*
SCSI disks, including flopticals, see sd(4).
vnd*
“file” pseudo-disk devices, see vnd(4).
wd*
“winchester” disk drives (ST506, IDE, ESDI, RLL, ...), see wd(4).
Tapes
ch*
SCSI media changers, see ch(4).
st*
SCSI tape drives, see st(4).
Terminal ports
tty[0-7][0-9a-f]
NS16x50 serial ports, see com(4).
ttyB?
DEC 3000 ZS8530 ("scc") serial ports, see scc(4).
ttyc*
Cyclades serial ports, see cy(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).
Console ports
ttyC-J*
wscons display devices, see wsdisplay(4).
wscons
Minimal wscons devices, see wscons(4).
wskbd*
wscons keyboards, see wskbd(4).
wsmux
wscons keyboard/mouse mux devices, see wsmux(4).
Pointing devices
wsmouse*
wscons mice, see wsmouse(4).
Printers
lpa*
Polled printer port, see lpt(4).
lpt*
IEEE 1284 centronics printer, see lpt(4).
USB devices
ttyU*
USB serial ports, see ucom(4).
uall
All USB devices, see usb(4).
ugen*
Generic USB devices, see ugen(4).
uhid*
Generic HID devices, see uhid(4).
ulpt*
Printer devices, see ulpt(4).
usb*
Bus control devices used by usbd for attach/detach, see usb(4).
Special purpose devices
audio*
Audio devices, see audio(4).
bio
ioctl tunnel pseudo-device, see bio(4).
bktr*
Video frame grabbers, see bktr(4).
bpf
Berkeley Packet Filter, see bpf(4).
diskmap
Disk mapper, see diskmap(4).
fd
fd/* nodes, see fd(4).
fuse
Userland Filesystem, see fuse(4).
hotplug
devices hot plugging, see hotplug(4).
pci*
PCI bus devices, see pci(4).
pf*
Packet Filter, see pf(4).
pppx*
PPP Multiplexer, see pppx(4).
radio*
FM tuner devices, see radio(4).
*random
In-kernel random data source, see random(4).
rmidi*
Raw MIDI devices, see midi(4).
speaker
PC speaker, see spkr(4).
tun*
Network tunnel driver, see tun(4).
tap*
Ethernet tunnel driver, see tap(4).
tuner*
Tuner devices, see bktr(4).
uk*
Unknown SCSI devices, see uk(4).
video*
Video V4L2 devices, see video(4).
vscsi*
Virtual SCSI controller, see vscsi(4).
switch*
Switch driver, see switch(4).

FILES

/dev
The special file directory.

SEE ALSO

intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)
June 6, 2017 OpenBSD-current