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

MAKEDEVcreate system and device special files

MAKEDEV name ...

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 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.

cd*
ATAPI and SCSI CD-ROM drives, see cd(4).
fd*
Floppy disk drives (3 1/2", 5 1/4"), see fd(4).
raid*
RAIDframe disk devices, see raid(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).

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

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).

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).

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).

wsmouse*
wscons mice, see wsmouse(4).

lpa*
Polled printer port, see lpt(4).
lpt*
IEEE 1284 centronics printer, see lpt(4).

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).
urio*
Diamond Multimedia Rio 500, see urio(4).
usb*
Bus control devices used by usbd for attach/detach, see usb(4).
uscanner*
Scanners, see uscanner(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).
bthub*
Bluetooth Hubs, see bthub(4).
crypto
Hardware crypto access driver, see crypto(4).
diskmap
Disk mapper, see diskmap(4).
fd
fd/* nodes, see fd(4).
hotplug
devices hot plugging, see hotplug(4).
iop*
I2O controller devices, see iop(4).
lkm
Loadable kernel modules interface, see lkm(4).
music*
MIDI sequencer, see music(4).
nnpfs*
NNPFS filesystem node, see mount_nnpfs(8).
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).
systrace*
System call tracing device, see systrace(4).
tun*
Network tunnel driver, see tun(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(8).

/dev
The special file directory.

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

October 6, 2011 OpenBSD-5.1