Subject: Re: Formal getty replacement yet?
To: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/21/1994 09:57:00
> Let's just all agree to disagree, okay?
HP-UX uses bits in the minor device number to select between direct,
call-in and call-out TTY devices. Also a bunch of ioctls to control
various timeouts and things in the modem interface. Perhaps other
systems also do that, but HP-UX is the only one I have come across.
If NetBSD did something like that, the folk who want userland locks
could use the "direct" device, and the folk who don't could use the
--apb (Alan Barrett)