Subject: Re: kern/31403: /dev/ptm tries to return /dev/ptyv0 which doesn't exist
To: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/2005 12:51:46
Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Sep 27, 2:47pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Simon Burge) wrote:
> -- Subject: kern/31403: /dev/ptm tries to return /dev/ptyv0 which doesn't exi
> | One idea is to remove 'v' from TTY_LETTERS in tty_bsdpty.c, and
> | then adjust /dev/MAKEDEV so that ptyw0 is the minor number after
> | ptyuf (ie, 96).
> This is on i386. On other platforms other pty numbers are reserved...
> The simplest solution is to un-reserve the numbers/names or use ptyfs.
> I don't want to start adding unmaintainable hacks in the name of backwards
It doesn't look like ptyfs is an option for the 3.0 branch. The only
reference to it in _any_ kernel configuration file is this commented out
thoreau 2> grep -r PTYFS */conf/[A-Z]???*
i386/conf/GENERIC.MPACPI:#file-system PTYFS # experimental - /dev/ptm support
thoreau 3> cat CVS/Tag
and mount_ptyfs(3) says:
This filesystem may not be NFS-exported. This filesystem is experimen-
So using ptyfs for at least the 3.0 branch doesn't seem like an option
unless this is addressed.
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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