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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

mkdevmaps(8)

Name

mkdevmaps - make device_maps entries

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/mkdevmaps 

Description

The mkdevmaps command writes to standard out a set of device_maps(5) entries describing the system's frame buffer, audio, and removable media devices.

The mkdevmaps command is used by the device allocation service:

svc:/system/device/allocate:default

...to create or update the device_maps(5) file. The device allocation service is managed by smf(7) and described in device_allocate(8).

Entries are generated based on the device special files found in /dev. For the different categories of devices, the mkdevmaps command checks for the following files under /dev:

audio           /dev/audio, /dev/audioctl, /dev/sound/...
tape            /dev/rst*, /dev/nrst*, /dev/rmt/...
removable disk  /dev/dsk/c0t?d0s?, /dev/rdsk/c0t?d0s?
frame buffer    /dev/fb

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/device-allocation
Interface Stability
Obsolete

See Also

device_maps(5), attributes(7), smf(7), device_allocate(8)

Notes

mkdevmaps might not be supported in a future release of the Solaris operating system.