On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 10:11:35PM -0500, David W. Chapman Jr. wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 07:50:31PM -0400, Brandon D. Valentine wrote:
> > On Sat, 18 Aug 2001, David W. Chapman Jr. wrote:
> > >If I'm using devfs on -current, can I erase the contents of my /dev
> > >before devfs is mounted to save space?
> > What space are you planning to save? You might free up some inodes but
> > according to my 4.4-PRERELEASE box:
> > [bandix@leto /dev]% du -sh .
> > 58K .
> Hrm, mine said 5.5M. I did say this machine had been around since
> 2.2.8, right? I still had raw devices in there I believe.
Devices are just inodes..you shouldn't have anything in /dev other
than MAKEDEV, the fd/ subdirectory and a whole bunch of device nodes.
You probably have some other file in there which was accidentally
created by something like
# verbosecommand > /dev/nlul