mknod within a jail ...

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sun Nov 12 15:01:01 UTC 2006

"Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy at> writes:

> I'm playing with DTC right now, within a Jail ... and one of the steps to set 
> it up is to run mknod to create devices for a chroot environment, which, of 
> course, fail in a jail ...
> Is there any way around this?
> Mounting devfs isn't an option, since for each domain in the jail that gets 
> created, it appears that it needs its own chroot env, with its own dev 
> directory ...
> Am I really stuck? :(

Why don't you run it on the jail filesystem, but from outside of the jail?

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