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MAKEDEV(8) System Manager's Manual (landisk) 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 landisk supports the following devices:
Special device names
all
Creates special files for all devices on landisk.
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).
ch*
SCSI media changers, see ch(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
st*
SCSI tape drives, see st(4).
Terminal ports
ttya
on-board serial port, see scif(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).
wsmouse*
wscons mice, see wsmouse(4).
wsmux
wscons keyboard/mouse mux devices, see wsmux(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).
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).
tun*
Network tunnel driver, see tun(4).
tap*
Ethernet tunnel driver, see tap(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)
September 4, 2016 OpenBSD-6.1