The following reply was made to PR kern/41312; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: kern-bug-people@xxxxxxxxxx, gnats-admin@xxxxxxxxxx, netbsd-bugs@xxxxxxxxxx,
Subject: Re: kern/41312: panic when /dev is missing
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 08:43:25 +0900
> > panic: init died (signal 0, exit 12)
> init still needs MAKEDEV to be in /dev, I think.
On 4.0.1, it looks init(8) creates at least /dev/console and /dev/null
and it can get single user prompt even if there is no /dev/MAKEDEV.