MKDEVALLOC(1M) Maintenance Commands MKDEVALLOC(1M)


NAME


mkdevalloc - Make device_allocate entries

SYNOPSIS


/usr/sbin/mkdevalloc


DESCRIPTION


The mkdevalloc command writes to standard out a set of device_allocate(4)
entries describing the system's frame buffer, audio and removable media
devices.


The mkdevalloc command is used by the init.d(4) scripts to create or
update the /etc/security/device_allocate file.


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

audio /dev/audio, /dev/audioctl, /dev/sound/...
tape /dev/rst*, /dev/nrst*, /dev/rmt/...
floppy /dev/diskette, /dev/fd*, /dev/rdiskette, /dev/rfd*
removable disk /dev/sr*, /dev/nsr*, /dev/dsk/c0t?d0s?, /dev/rdsk/c0t?d0s?
frame buffer /dev/fb


All entries set the device-minimum and device-maximum fields to the hex
representations of ADMIN_LOW and ADMIN_HIGH, respectively. The device-
authorization field is set to solaris.device.allocate, except for the
framebuffer entry, where it is set to *. The device-name, device-type and
device-clean fields are set to the following values:

device-name device-type device-clean

audio audio audio audio_clean_wrapper
tape mag_tape_0,1,... st st_clean
floppy floppy_0,1,... fd disk_clean
removable disk cdrom_0,1,... sr disk_clean
frame buffer framebuffer fb /bin/true


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Obsolete |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


allocate(1), attributes(5)

NOTES


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


March 6, 2017 MKDEVALLOC(1M)