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MAKEDEV(8)                BSD System Manager's Manual               MAKEDEV(8)

NAME
     MAKEDEV -- create system and device special files

SYNOPSIS
     MAKEDEV [-fs] [-m mknod] special [...]

     MAKEDEV [-fs] [-m mknod] device [...]

DESCRIPTION
     MAKEDEV is used to create system and device special files.  As arguments
     it takes the names of known devices, like sd0, or of special targets,
     like all or std, which create a collection of device special files.

     The script is in /dev/MAKEDEV and must be called from the /dev directory.
     For the creation of the devices, mknod(8) is used, which can only be used
     for creating devices by the super-user.  The mknod(8) used can be over-
     ridden by the -m flag.

     Supported options are:

     -f          Force permissions to be updated on existing devices.

     -m mknod    Name of mknod(8) program.  [Usually, $TOOL_MKNOD or mknod.]

     -s          Generate mtree(8) specfile instead of creating devices.

     The special targets supported on NetBSD are:

     all       Makes all known devices, including local devices. Tries to make
               the 'standard' number of each type.
     init      A set of devices that is used for MFS /dev by init. May be
               equal to ``all''.
     floppy    Devices to be put on install floppies
     ramdisk   Devices to be put into INSTALL kernel ramdisks.
     std       Standard devices
     local     Configuration specific devices
     wscons    Make wscons devices
     usbs      Make USB devices
     isdns     Make ISDN devices

     Please note that any hash marks (``#'') in the following list of sup-
     ported device targets must be replaced by digits when calling MAKEDEV:

     Tapes:
         st#         SCSI tapes, see st(4)
         wt#         QIC-interfaced (e.g. not SCSI) 3M cartridge tape, see
                     wt(4)
         ht#         MASSBUS TM03 and TU??, see vax/ht(4)
         mt#         MSCP tapes (e.g. TU81, TK50), see vax/mt(4)
         tm#         UNIBUS TM11 and TE10 emulations (e.g. Emulex TC-11), see
                     vax/tm(4)
         ts#         UNIBUS TS11, see vax/ts(4)
         ut#         UNIBUS TU45 emulations (e.g. si 9700), see vax/ut(4)
         uu#         TU58 cassettes on DL11 controller, see vax/uu(4)

     Disks:
         ccd#        Concatenated disk devices, see ccd(4)
         cd#         SCSI or ATAPI CD-ROM, see cd(4)
         cgd#        Cryptographic disk devices, see cgd(4)
         raid#       RAIDframe disk devices, see raid(4)
         sd#         SCSI disks, see sd(4)
         wd#         ``winchester'' disk drives (ST506,IDE,ESDI,RLL,...), see
                     wd(4)
         bmd#        Nereid bank memory disks, see x68k/bmd(4)
         ed#         IBM PS/2 ESDI disk devices, see edc(4)
         fd#         ``floppy'' disk drives (3 1/2", 5 1/4"), see
                     amiga/fdc(4), i386/fdc(4)
         fss#        Files system snapshot devices, see fss(4)
         gdrom#      Dreamcast ``gigadisc'' CD-ROM drive, see
                     dreamcast/gdrom(4)
         hk#         UNIBUS RK06 and RK07, see vax/hk(4)
         hp#         MASSBUS RM??, see vax/hp(4)
         ld#         Logical disk devices (e.g., hardware RAID), see ld(4)
         mcd#        Mitsumi CD-ROM, see mcd(4)
         md#         Memory pseudo-disk devices, see md(4)
         ofdisk#     OpenFirmware disk devices
         ra#         MSCP disks (RA??, RD??)
         rb#         730 IDC w/ RB80 and/or RB02
         rd#         HDC9224 RD disks on VS2000, see hp300/rd(4)
         rl#         UNIBUS RL02, see vax/rl(4)
         rx#         MSCP floppy disk (RX33/50/...)
         up#         Other UNIBUS devices (e.g. on Emulex SC-21V controller),
                     see vax/up(4)
         vnd#        ``file'' pseudo-disks, see vnd(4)
         xd#         Xylogic 753/7053 disks
         xy#         Xylogic 450/451 disks

     Pointing devices:
         wsmouse#    wscons mouse events, see wsmouse(4)
         lms#        Logitech bus mouse, see i386/lms(4)
         mms#        Microsoft bus mouse, see dreamcast/mms(4), i386/mms(4)
         qms#        ``quadrature mouse'', see acorn32/qms(4)
         pms#        PS/2 mouse, see acorn32/opms(4)
         mouse       Mouse (provides events, for X11)

     Keyboard devices:
         wskbd#      wscons keyboard events, see wskbd(4)
         kbd         Raw keyboard (provides events, for X11), see
                     acorn32/kbd(4), sparc/kbd(4), sun2/kbd(4), sun3/kbd(4)
         kbdctl      Keyboard control

     Terminals/Console ports:
         tty[01]#    Standard serial ports, see tty(4)
         tty0#       SB1250 (``sbscn'') serial ports (sbmips), see tty(4)
         ttyE#       wscons - Workstation console (``wscons'') glass-tty emu-
                     lators
         ttyCZ?      Cyclades-Z multiport serial boards. Each ``unit'' makes
                     64 ports., see cz(4)
         ttyCY?      Cyclom-Y multiport serial boards. Each ``unit'' makes 32
                     ports., see cy(4)
         ttye#       ITE bitmapped consoles, see amiga/ite(4), hp300/ite(4)
         ttyv0       pccons
         ttyC?       NS16550 (``com'') serial ports
         ttyS#       SA1110 serial port (hpcarm)
         ttyTX?      TX39 internal serial ports (hpcmips)
         ttyB?       DEC 3000 ZS8530 (``scc'') serial ports (alpha), see
                     scc(4)
         ttyA#       Mfc serial ports (amiga)
         ttyB#       Msc serial ports (amiga)
         ttyC#       Com style serial ports (DraCo, HyperCom) (amiga) On the
                     DraCo, units 0 and 1 are the built-in ``modem'' and
                     ``mouse'' ports, if configured.
         ttyA0       8530 Channel A (formerly ser02) (atari)
         ttyA1       8530 Channel B (formerly mdm02) (atari)
         ttyB0       UART on first 68901 (formerly mdm01) (atari)
         ixpcom      IXP12x0 COM ports
         ttyM?       HP200/300 4 port serial mux interface (hp300)
         ttya        ``ttya'' system console (luna68k)
         ttyb        Second system serial port (luna68k)
         tty#        Onboard serial ports (mvme68k) On the mvme147 these are:
                     ttyZ1, ttyZ2 and ttyZ3. On the mvme167, and '177: ttyC1,
                     ttyC2 and ttyC3. Note that tty[CZ]0 is grabbed by the
                     console device so is not created by default, see tty(4)
         dc#         PMAX 4 channel serial interface (kbd, mouse, modem,
                     printer), see pmax/dc(4)
         scc#        82530 serial interface (pmax), see scc(4)
         ttyZ#       Zilog 8530 (``zstty'') serial ports, see zstty(4)
         tty[abcd]   Built-in serial ports (sparc)
         tty#        Z88530 serial controllers (sparc64), see tty(4)
         ttyh#       SAB82532 serial controllers (sparc64), see sparc64/sab(4)
         tty[a-j]    Built-in serial ports (sun2, sun3)
         ttyC?       pccons (arc)
         dz#         UNIBUS DZ11 and DZ32 (vax), see vax/dz(4)
         dh#         UNIBUS DH11 and emulations (e.g. Able DMAX, Emulex CS-11)
                     (vax), see vax/dh(4)
         dmf#        UNIBUS DMF32 (vax), see vax/dmf(4)
         dhu#        UNIBUS DHU11 (vax), see vax/dhu(4)
         dmz#        UNIBUS DMZ32 (vax), see vax/dmz(4)
         dl#         UNIBUS DL11 (vax), see vax/dl(4)

     Terminal multiplexors:
         dc#         4 channel serial interface (keyboard, mouse, modem,
                     printer), see pmax/dc(4)
         dh#         UNIBUS DH11 and emulations (e.g. Able DMAX, Emulex
                     CS-11), see vax/dh(4)
         dhu#        UNIBUS DHU11, see vax/dhu(4)
         dl#         UNIBUS DL11, see vax/dl(4)
         dmf#        UNIBUS DMF32, see vax/dmf(4)
         dmz#        UNIBUS DMZ32, see vax/dmz(4)
         dz#         UNIBUS DZ11 and DZ32, see vax/dz(4)
         scc#        82530 serial interface, see scc(4)

     Call units:
         dn#         UNIBUS DN11 and emulations (e.g. Able Quadracall), see
                     vax/dn(4)

     Pseudo terminals:
         pty#        Set of 62 master and slave pseudo terminals, see pty(4)
         opty        First 16 ptys, to save inodes on install media
         ipty        First 2 ptys, for install media use only

     Printers:
         arcpp#      Archimedes parallel port
         lpt#        Stock lp, see lpt(4), acorn32/lpt(4), i386/lpt(4),
                     mvme68k/lpt(4), pc532/lpt(4)
         lpa#        Interruptless lp
         par#        Amiga motherboard parallel port

     USB devices:
         usb#        USB control devices, see usb(4)
         uhid#       USB generic HID devices, see uhid(4)
         ulpt#       USB printer devices, see ulpt(4)
         ugen#       USB generic devices, see ugen(4)
         urio#       USB Diamond Rio 500 devices, see urio(4)
         uscanner#   USB scanners, see uscanner(4)
         ttyU#       USB modems, see ucom(4)

     ISDN devices:
         isdn        Communication between userland isdnd and kernel, see
                     isdn(4)
         isdnctl     Control device, see isdnctl(4)
         isdnbchan#  Raw b-channel access, see isdnbchan(4)
         isdntel#    Telephony device, see isdntel(4)
         isdnteld#   Telephony dialout device
         isdntrc#    Trace device, see isdntrc(4)

     Video devices:
         bwtwo#      Monochromatic frame buffer, see sparc/bwtwo(4),
                     sun2/bwtwo(4), sun3/bwtwo(4)
         cgtwo#      8-bit color frame buffer, see sparc/cgtwo(4),
                     sun3/cgtwo(4)
         cgthree#    8-bit color frame buffer, see sparc/cgthree(4)
         cgfour#     8-bit color frame buffer, see sparc/cgfour(4),
                     sun3/cgfour(4)
         cgsix#      Accelerated 8-bit color frame buffer, see sparc/cgsix(4)
         cgeight#    24-bit color frame buffer, see sparc/cgeight(4)
         etvme       Tseng et-compatible cards on VME (atari)
         ik#         UNIBUS interface to Ikonas frame buffer, see vax/ik(4)
         leo         Circad Leonardo VME-bus true color (atari)
         ps#         UNIBUS interface to Picture System 2, see vax/ps(4)
         qv#         QVSS (MicroVAX) display
         tcx#        Accelerated 8/24-bit color frame buffer, see sparc/tcx(4)

     Maple bus devices:
         maple       Maple bus control devices, see dreamcast/maple(4)
         mlcd#       Maple bus LCD devices, see dreamcast/mlcd(4)
         mmem#       Maple bus storage devices, see dreamcast/mmem(4)

     Special purpose devices:
         ad#         UNIBUS interface to Data Translation A/D converter, see
                     vax/ad(4)
         agp#        AGP GART devices, see agp(4)
         altq        ALTQ control interface
         apm         Power management device, see i386/apm(4)
         audio#      Audio devices, see audio(4)
         bell#       OPM bell device (x68k)
         bktr        Brooktree 848/849/878/879 based TV cards, see bktr(4)
         bpf#        Packet filter, see bpf(4)
         cfs#        Coda file system device
         ch#         SCSI media changer, see ch(4)
         cir#        Consumer IR, see cir(4)
         clockctl    Clock control for non root users, see clockctl(4)
         crypto      Hardware crypto access driver
         dmoverio    Hardware-assisted data movers, see dmoverio(4)
         dpt#        DPT/Adaptec EATA RAID management interface, see dpt(4)
         dpti#       DPT/Adaptec I2O RAID management interface, see dpti(4)
         fb#         PMAX generic framebuffer pseudo-device, see pmax/fb(4)
         fd          File descriptors
         grf#        Graphics frame buffer device, see amiga/grf(4),
                     hp300/grf(4)
         hil         HP300 HIL input devices, see hp300/hil(4)
         icp         ICP-Vortex/Intel RAID control interface, see icp(4)
         iic#        IIC bus device
         iop#        I2O IOP control interface, see iop(4)
         ipl         IP Filter
         irframe#    IrDA physical frame, see irframe(4)
         ite#        Terminal emulator interface to HP300 graphics devices,
                     see amiga/ite(4), hp300/ite(4)
         joy#        Joystick device, see joy(4)
         kttcp       Kernel ttcp helper device, see kttcp(4)
         lkm         Loadable kernel modules interface, see lkm(4)
         magma#      Magma multiport serial/parallel cards, see sparc/magma(4)
         midi#       MIDI, see midi(4)
         mlx#        Mylex DAC960 control interface, see mlx(4)
         mly#        Mylex AcceleRAID/eXtremeRAID control interface, see
                     mly(4)
         np#         UNIBUS Ethernet co-processor interface, for downloading.,
                     see vax/np(4)
         nsmb#       SMB requester, see nsmb(4)
         openfirm    OpenFirmware accessor
         pci#        PCI bus access devices, see pci(4)
         pf          PF packet filter (not in tree)
         pow#        Power management device (x68k), see x68k/pow(4)
         px#         PixelStamp Xserver access, see px(4)
         radio#      Radio devices, see radio(4)
         random      Random number generator, see rnd(4)
         rtc#        RealTimeClock, see atari/rtc(4), hp300/rtc(4),
                     pmppc/rtc(4)
         satlink#    PlanetConnect satellite receiver driver
         scsibus#    SCSI busses, see scsi(4)
         se#         SCSI Ethernet, see se(4)
         ses#        SES/SAF-TE SCSI Devices, see ses(4)
         speaker     PC speaker, see speaker(4)
         sram        Battery backuped memory (x68k)
         ss#         SCSI scanner, see ss(4)
         stic#       PixelStamp interface chip
         sysmon      System Monitoring hardware, see envsys(4)
         systrace    Syscall tracer, see systrace(4)
         tun#        Network tunnel driver, see tun(4)
         twe         3ware Escalade control interface, see twe(4)
         uk#         Unknown SCSI device, see uk(4)
         veriexec    Verified executable fingerprint loader, see
                     verifiedexec(4)
         vmegen#     Generic VME access
         view#       Generic interface to graphic displays (Amiga)
         wsfont#     Console font control, see wsfont(4)
         wsmux#      wscons event multiplexor, see wsmux(4)

FILES
     /dev                special device files directory
     /dev/MAKEDEV        script described in this man page
     /dev/MAKEDEV.local  script for site specific devices

DIAGNOSTICS
     If the script reports an error that is difficult to understand, you can
     get more debugging output by using
           sh -x MAKEDEV argument.

SEE ALSO
     intro(4), config(8), mknod(8)

HISTORY
     The MAKEDEV command appeared in 4.2BSD.

NOTES
     This man page is generated automatically from the same sources as
     /dev/MAKEDEV, in which the device files are not always sorted, which may
     result in an unusual (non-alphabetical) order. Not all devices listed in
     this manpage are supported on all platforms.

BSD                            January 25, 2004                            BSD