mknod, devfs and FreeBSD

Freminlins freminlins at
Wed Jan 31 17:03:26 UTC 2007


On 31/01/07, Ruben de Groot <mail25 at> wrote:
> Not exactly. Solaris, especially Solaris 10 is relying more and more on
> pseudo filesystems.
> # uname -srpi
> SunOS 5.10 sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V210
> # mount | grep '^/devices'
> /devices on /devices read/write/setuid/devices/dev=47c0000 on Thu Nov  2
> 16:14:25 2006
> Everything in /dev is just a symlink to /devices.

That's true BUT I can still use mknod to create a device node elsewhere and
it works.

I'm not complaining about devfs, just that I would be forced to use devfs on
FreeBSD when IMHO mknod would suffice and used to suffice.

> Ruben


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