The idmknodd daemon
is introduced in UnixWare 7 to update
the special device files under the /dev directory.
For drivers written for DDI version 8 and later,
device files are created and removed dynamically as needed,
to support the hotplug functionality.
Install nodes in (or remove them from) the directory specified
rather than the default, /dev.
Use the directory specified, instead of /etc/conf,
as the root of the configuration data directories.