The following reply was made to PR kern/41312; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Jean-Edouard Babin <jeb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: kern/41312: panic when /dev is missing
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 01:44:46 +0200
Yes, you're right, I tried with MAKEDEV and MAKEDEV.local in /dev and
it work as expected.
I've no longer the /dev of the system before my NetBSD 5 upgrade to
check if I had MAKEDEV in /dev but I don't remember that it was the
Also from http://www.netbsd.org/~jschauma/netbsd-solidstate.html it
seems that it was working even without MAKEDEV before.
From what I see in the CVS, a warning has been added to -current
) to warn when MAKEDEV is not found.
This is a good news to understand with the panic comes.
I guess the case can be closed. Sorry for the trouble