How/when does uscanner create the entries in /dev

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Jan 14 11:30:39 GMT 2001

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 11:03:26AM +0000, Roger McCalman wrote:

> I am wondering what the correct way of doing this is as I really want to use
> the scanner on a different machine.

Any device file should be created using the MAKEDEV makefile: eg. for your

/dev/MAKEDEV uscanner0

There is a devfs filesystem in the works, which will present a
dynamically generated view of the devices known to the kernel,
analogous to the way that the procfs filesystem shows the process
table, but it's not ready yet for general use.


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