On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 06:42:41PM +0000, Erik Berls wrote:
] MAKEDEV contains elements that are not shareable across machine
] arch (CPUs), thus is not a candidate for /sbin/.
] While moving MAKEDEV out of /dev/ is ideal, it will have to wait
] until major/minor devices are unitified, or until devfs is integrated.
] Note that currently an under-populated /dev (missing /dev/console)
] will trigger the system to mount a MFS and populated with the
] /dev/MAKEDEV. This should take care of the specific case in the PR.
To further clarify, we eventually want base.tgz to work on any
machine within a cpuarch.
Thus the same bits must work on all systems that contain the same
cpu/endian/page size tuple. MAKEDEV is greatly divergent from
Currently, every port has different device node allocations that
next68k and mac68k differ on the location of systrace
device-major systrace char 47 systrace
device-major systrace char 50 systrace