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MAKEDEV(8) System Manager's Manual (i386) 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.
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 i386 supports the following devices:
Special device names
all
Creates special files for all devices on i386.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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
agp*
AGP bridge, see agp(4).
amdmsr
AMD MSR access device, see amdmsr(4).
apm
Power management device, see apm(4).
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).
drm*
Direct Rendering Manager, see drm(4).
fd
fd/* nodes, see fd(4).
gpio*
General Purpose Input/Output, see gpio(4).
gpr*
GPR400 smartcard reader, see gpr(4).
hotplug
devices hot plugging, see hotplug(4).
iop*
I2O controller devices, see iop(4).
joy*
Joystick driver, see joy(4).
lkm
Loadable kernel modules interface, see lkm(4).
music*
MIDI sequencer, see music(4).
nnpfs*
NNPFS filesystem node, see mount_nnpfs(8).
nvram
NVRAM access, see nvram(4).
pci*
PCI bus devices, see pci(4).
pctr*
PC Performance Tuning Register access device, see pctr(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).

FILES

/dev
The special file directory.

SEE ALSO

intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)
October 6, 2011 OpenBSD-5.1