RE: Making new "/dev" entries
So it sounds like there are files containing
pre-defined information for making /dev entries.
I would therefore conclude that it knows that
"lp3" would be a printer port and configures
That helps immensely, thank you
I would presume that to learn more about this
subject I would have to delve into kernel
construction. I should count my blessings
that it was made this easy.
From: Sean 'Shaleh' Perry [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 07 July, 2000 11:45 AM
To: Walter Williams
Cc: Debian ListServer (E-mail)
Subject: RE: Making new "/dev" entries
On 07-Jul-2000 Walter Williams wrote:
> Just "makedev lp3"? This is the part that I am a little
> vague on. Isn't there parameters to include with this?
> How does it know how which piece of hardware it is
> intended for? Or am I making this harder (in my head)
> than it really is?
> And you said FreeDSB? I'm wanting to do this in Linux.
it is MAKEDEV (all caps). The script is in /dev and you have to be in /dev
when you run it. MAKEDEV reads some magic files and contains some magic
so when you say 'MAKEDEV sound' it knows to make /dev/dsp, /dev/audio,