how to create device nodes when devfs doesn't do it?
Karel J. Bosschaart
K.J.Bosschaart at tue.nl
Mon Jul 7 08:43:15 PDT 2003
After googling and searching in the mailing list archive I still can't
figure out how to make device nodes in -current when devfs doesn't do this
automatically. I have an external USB-drive (external 3.5" case with leftover
1.6 GB HD) from which I want to mount /dev/da0s4h. It works fine in -stable,
after MAKEDEV'ing the node, but on -current I only get da0s4. My USB flash
drive (Apacer Handysteno) works fine; /dev/da0s1d is created after insertion
of the flash drive (I reformatted it to UFS, but it also worked with msdosfs,
Using disklabel on the external USB drive shows some warnings:
phys9911# disklabel da0s4
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
a: 72513 63 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
b: 269892 72576 swap
c: 3324825 63 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, don't edit
d: 131544 342468 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
e: 49896 474012 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
g: 716688 523908 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
h: 2084292 1240596 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
disklabel: partition c doesn't start at 0!
disklabel: partition c doesn't cover the whole unit!
disklabel: An incorrect partition c may cause problems for standard system utilities
FWIW, this drive contains an OpenBSD 2.7 installation. All partitioning
was done by the OpenBSD installer.
Any suggestion? (Apart from newfs...)
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