Second thoughts on MAKEDEV

Joerg Anslik joerg at
Fri Mar 18 12:14:44 PST 2005


>    If you were to retool your patch to leave the defaults in MAKEDEV and
>    add the /etc/devices.conf (or even the /etc/devices.conf and
>    /etc/defaults/devices.conf) capability, I would commit it in a heartbeat.
>						-Matt

Okay, check this out:

This version (like the original one) again contains the default
ownership and permissions for all special files, so the
/etc/defaults/devices.conf is no longer needed.

But you still can have /etc/devices.conf for local overrides, this
time working fine with wildcard entries like "sa*.ctl" or whatever.

I cleaned up the entire script (argh!), burned down obsolete stuff and
also attempted to make it more readable by reformatting the entire
stuff, so the tarball does not contain a MAKEDEV patch set, but the
new version of MAKEDEV itself (a patch changes almost every line in
the script, so including the script itself IMHO is okay :)

Also included are a slighty extended MAKEDEV(8) man page and a brand
new devices.conf(5) man page. And there's a short /etc/devices.conf
example file, too.

Hope you find this as useful as I do. :)

Enjoy the show


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