Call-out ports renamed cuadX -> cuauX -- when?

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Mon Oct 10 17:49:56 UTC 2016

Hi All,

I've just came across this text at TFH (25.2.1. Serial Cables and
Call-out ports are named /dev/cuauN on FreeBSD versions 10.x and higher
and /dev/cuadN on FreeBSD versions 9.x and lower.

Seems not to be true. My 9.3-STABLE machine has cuau*:
% uname -a
FreeBSD 9.3-STABLE FreeBSD 9.3-STABLE #0 r306337: Mon Sep 26
19:56:26 MSK 2016     bsam at  i386
% % ls -l /dev/cua*
crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x29 26 сен 22:04 /dev/cuau0
crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x2a 26 сен 22:04 /dev/cuau0.init
crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x2b 26 сен 22:04 /dev/cuau0.lock

I failed to find the reference commit. Can someone recall when did the
change occure?

WBR, Boris Samorodov (bsam)
FreeBSD Committer, The Power To Serve

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