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Re: can't MAKEDEV kbd for XFree86

From: Moritz Schulte
Subject: Re: can't MAKEDEV kbd for XFree86
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 19:32:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1

Bruno A. C. Ferreira <> writes:

> Oops. I'm sorry. I thought he was just trying to create a special
> device called kbd (I misunderstood kdb).

In GNU/Hurd these "special files"/"device files" in /dev are simply
files, which are associated with translators.  It's not like in Unix,
where the major/minor numbers of "special files" created with mknod
identify the driver for that file.  In GNU/Hurd you simply install
passive translators on these files.

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