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

MAKEDEV - makes system special files SYNOPSIS
/dev/MAKEDEV [argument] [device-name?...] DESCRIPTION
The MAKEDEV shell script is normally used to install special files. It resides in the /dev directory, the normal location of special files. Arguments to MAKEDEV are usually of the form device-name? where device-name is one of the supported devices listed in Section 7 of the Reference Pages and ? is a logical unit number. The argument operand is one of the following special arguments that create assorted col- lections of devices: Creates all standard device files for all systems. Standard devices for Alpha systems (in the order they are created) are as follows: klog, kcon, kbinlog, kmem, mem, null, vmzcore, console, ws0, mouse0, keyboard0, tty, pty0, pty1, ptmx, cam, audit, prf, pfcntr, zero, snmpinfo, lockdev, and sysdev0. Creates a set of 16 LAT device special files, one for each LAT terminal device. The n specifies the set option. The set option range is 0 to 38. Specifying lat38 creates 12 LAT device special files. Creates groups of pseudoterminal device special files, as follows: Cre- ates pty0 to pty22. Creates pty23 to pty45. Creates pty46 to pty56. Creates pty57 to pty64. Creates pty65 to pty72. Creates pty73 to pty80. Creates pty81 to pty88. Creates pty89 to pty96. Creates pty97 to pty101. The # specifies the group of pseudoterminal device special files created. Creates a group of packet filter device special files, as follows: Creates pfilt0 to pfilt63. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt63. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt127. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt255. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt511. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt1023. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt2047. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt3071. Creates pfilt0 to pfilt4095. The # specifies the number of ppacket filter device special files created. Creates those devices specific to the local site. This request causes the shell file /dev/MAKEDEV.local to be executed. This file must exist prior to using the local argument. Site spe- cific commands, such as those used to setup dialup lines as ttyd? and to create device special files for all non-Compaq devices, should be included in this file. Because all devices are created using mknod(8) this shell script is useful only to the superuser. NOTES
The MAKEDEV script installs files in the current working directory. Although device special files can be located anywhere on the system, they are usually created in the /dev directory, since this is where most applications expect to find them. Refer to the dsfmgr(8) reference page for information on the Device Special File Manager program. ERRORS
Either self-explanatory, or generated by one of the programs called from the script. Use sh -x MAKEDEV in case of trouble. SEE ALSO
Commands: config(8), dsfmgr(8), mknod(8) Interfaces: intro(7), packetfilter(7), pty(7) MAKEDEV(8)

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scsimgr(8)						      System Manager's Manual							scsimgr(8)

scsimgr - manage SCSI devices and device databases SYNOPSIS
/sbin/scsimgr -option [operands...] OPTIONS
The Update Options Use the following options to update device special files and the databases: Request that the kernel scan all SCSI buses for devices. If there have been device changes on any of the buses, the on-disk database and device special files are updated to reflect the changes. Note The scan_all command should be used with caution. On systems with a large number of SCSI buses, the -scan_all option can take a long time to run and can affect the performance of other processes accessing SCSI devices. Request that the kernel scan the speci- fied bus for devices. If there have been device changes on the bus, the device special files are updated to reflect the changes. Request that the kernel scan the specified bus for a specific device. If there has been a change to the attributes of that device, the device special file for the device is updated to reflect the changes. Synchronizes the information in the device special files and the kernel in-memory database. OPERANDS
The following operands are used in many of the command options. Other operands are unique to individual options and are defined with them. The number of a bus. The number must be 0 or larger. The number of a target device. The range of the number is 0 to 15. DESCRIPTION
Note See the hwmgr(8) and dsfmgr(8) reference pages for information on utilities that supersede the scsimgr utility. The scsimgr utility automatically makes device special files for new devices. The scan options stop updating the device special files for a device when they encounter an error. EXIT STATUS
The following is the exit status when the command runs from a program: Success. Failure. FILES
Executable image. System configuration options. Contains an entry to define /scsimgr utility to boot process. SEE ALSO
Commands: hwmgr(8), init(8), MAKEDEV(8) Files: sysconfigtab(4) SCSI-2, SMALL COMPUTER SYSTEM INTERFACE - 2 (X3.131-1994) scsimgr(8)

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