mknod, devfs and FreeBSD

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Jan 26 17:48:32 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 04:40:24PM +0000, Freminlins wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a web server still running FreeBSD 4.7 which I want to update to
> FreeBSD 6.2. There are quite a few sites on this machine, and each of them
> has a chroot containing their own /dev. In their /dev are things like null,
> zero, random and so on.
> I don't really want to set up or mount numerous devfs file systems. I tried
> creating the the relevent files using mknod but they don't work. What is the
> best way to proceed?

Set up and mount numerous devfs file systems ;)

Really it's not hard, you just specify the devices you want with a
simple devfs(8) ruleset.

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