Subject: Re: utmp mystery resolved.
To: None <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/22/2001 07:16:04
Stephen M Jones <> typed:
: It was infact tty related and NOT 'maxusers' related.  Special thanks
: to a great and wise old hacker Eric Schnoebelen for pointing this one
: out.

: Basically, when you run MAKEDEV to up the number of PTYs, be sure to
: add those new entries to /etc/ttys

:(should be MAKEDEV's job anyway??)

No, definitely not.  Modifying files like that in /etc is the
sys admin's job and sys admins tend not to like things like that
happening behind their back.

What could happen is the 240/256 ttys go into the distributed 
src/etc/etc.${arch}/ttys files (and hopefully get listed in the
appropriate order).  Then sys admins can pull it in if they want.

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