Patch for MAKEDEV Script

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Tue Feb 4 04:00:57 PST 2003

On Tue, 4 Feb 2003 11:39:31 +0100 Michel Hermier
<michel.hermier at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was thinking to make a more heavy work on the script, that will
> implies a lot of changes in the big switch case structure. The way that
> I think to rewrite it whould make, the script more slow(because of more
> recursive calls), but more easy to maintain, regarding to the 
> linux/Documentation/device.txt file.

Actually, it's been planned for a long time to get rid of the current

The make_devices script I wrote is easier to understand, more flexible,
easier to maintain and most of all more educational than MAKEDEV will ever
be, so IMHO any time spent on improving MAKEDEV is wasted time.
It's a real pity that all those big changes find their way into LFS but
this small and harmless change is not. *sigh*


Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

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