Scott Barker writes:
> eckes said:
> > its a map between Minor/Major Device numbers and Device Names. This is
> > needed for programs like ps which want to print the device names for given
> > inodes. This table is created automatically, if you run "ps" (from the
> > procps package in the base) the first time. This speeds up ps a big time and
> > reduces the amount of 'stats' in the /dev/ directory on the following
> > invokations of ps.
> I guess it doesn't work, then. I've got a 12288 byte file full of zeros.
I don't even have it :-( Why? Was it removed from the latest base package