device_maps - device_maps file
The device_maps file contains access control information
about each physical device. Each device is represented by a
one line entry of the form:
device-name : device-type : device-list :
This is an arbitrary ASCII string naming the phy-
sical device. This field contains no embedded
white space or non-printable characters.
This is an arbitrary ASCII string naming the gen-
eric device type. This field identifies and
groups together devices of like type. This field
contains no embedded white space or non-printable
This is a list of the device special files asso-
ciated with the physical device. This field con-
tains valid device special file path names
separated by white space.
The device_maps file is an ASCII file that resides in the
Lines in device_maps can end with a `\' to continue an entry
on the next line.
Comments may also be included. A `#' makes a comment of all
further text until the next NEWLINE not immediately preceded
by a `\'.
Leading and trailing blanks are allowed in any of the
The device_maps file must be created by the system adminis-
trator bef\ore device allocation is enabled.
This file is owned by root, with a group of sys, and a mode
Example 1: A sample device_maps file
# scsi tape
/dev/rst21 /dev/nrst21 /dev/rst5 /dev/nrst5 /dev/rst13 \
/dev/nrst13 /dev/rst29 /dev/nrst29 /dev/rmt/1l /dev/rmt/1m \
/dev/rmt/1 /dev/rmt/1h /dev/rmt/1u /dev/rmt/1ln /dev/rmt/1mn \
/dev/rmt/1n /dev/rmt/1hn /dev/rmt/1un /dev/rmt/1b /dev/rmt/1bn:\
allocate(1), bsmconv(1M), deallocate(1), dminfo(1M),
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only if the Basic Security Module (BSM) has been enabled.
See bsmconv(1M) for more information.
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