Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#490 closed enhancement (fixed)

BusyBox Request - mknod by default

Reported by: consulting@… Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: base system Version:
Keywords: busybox mknod Cc:


For devices with USB support, it is often necessary to create a device node (i.e. /dev/usb/lp0). Unless it takes a lot of space in the busybox image, it would be convenient to have the applet available by default.

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busybox-mknod.patch (461 bytes) - added by consulting@… 12 years ago.
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Changed 12 years ago by consulting@…

A very technical and complex patch file...

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mbm

We use devfs; mknod is not needed.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by consulting@…

I understand regarding devfs, but unless I'm mistaken the OpenWrt patch only re-enables a limited portion of devfs support in the 2.6 kernel and does not necessarily cover the drivers, in this case the usb printer driver... :( Rather than make a change to the usb printer class driver for devfs since I don't see it making a come-back in 2.6 kernel tree, it seemed simpler to add a hotplug script to create/remove the node as necesary which does require mknod. I admit I haven't tried udev or mdev under OpenWrt yet...

Maybe there is a piece I'm missing - definitely wouldn't be the first time... ;) If it makes a difference, its a WGT634U running r3660.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to fixed
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comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

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