Subject: Re: tty0?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: NetBSD <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/22/1996 17:38:09
On Sat, 22 Jun 1996, Jukka Marin wrote:

> > This is sort of a religious war; some operating systems keep the state
> > between device closes, others reset it.  I see the advantages to each,
> > but I think I prefer the "reset to known state" mode.
> Absolutely.  How would dial-in tty lines work at all if someone mangled
> the tty flags and logged off - the flags would stay wrong forever.  I
> feel the flags _must_ be reset when the device is closed.
>   -jm

If someone logs-off, won't the carrier detect drop causing a sighup on 
processes associated with that tty? getty would then reset the tty 
structure to its default values, once it knows how to deal with serial 

Doesn't it seem reasonable?