Hmmm...well, I would love to help more than I think I can, but I'll show you what I dug up.
seems to be a short thread that might shed some light on what you're trying to do.
I tried looking up how to add static device files to /dev the udev way. I don't know if there is a way. devfs is supposed to get a signal that an application is requesting a certain device, then it calls udev and udev looks through it's rules and whatnot and makes a device accordingly. That's the picture. I suppose you should make sure that the devices you need are listed in the /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules file. Also check /etc/udev/udev.conf for any configuration options.
I wish I could help more but maybe you'll just have to tinker around a little. I wouldn't mess around with startup scripts if I were you, though. But if you really have to and it does the job, then, hey, what can I say
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