The components of the device allocation mechanism are as follows:
The allocate, deallocate, dminfo, and list_devices commands. For more information, see Device Allocation Commands.
Device-clean scripts for each allocatable device.
These commands and scripts use the following local files to implement device allocation:
The /etc/security/device_allocate file. For more information, see the device_allocate(4) man page.
The /etc/security/device_maps file. For more information, see the device_maps(4) man page.
A lock file, in the /etc/security/dev directory, for each allocatable device.
The changed attributes of the lock files that are associated with each allocatable device.
The /etc/security/dev directory might not be supported in future releases of the Solaris OS.