Subject: Re: kern/31403: /dev/ptm tries to return /dev/ptyv0 which doesn't
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/28/2005 20:11:42
At 23:03 Uhr -0400 27.9.2005, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>|  and mount_ptyfs(3) says:
>|  BUGS
>|       This filesystem may not be NFS-exported.  This filesystem is
>|       tal.
>|  So using ptyfs for at least the 3.0 branch doesn't seem like an option
>|  unless this is addressed.
>I don't consider this a critical or serious bug, but nevertheless, there
>have been no fixes to ptyfs since the 3.0 branch, so uncommenting it
>from the configuration file and compiling the kernel will work for those
>who need this.

IF it is in the common config files, and if NetBSD users make the
connection between a strange error message and the ptyfs. Matlab, for one,
needs a ptyfs mount - this might make an FAQ for 3.0 that could be avoided.

I've been running some netbsd-3 lab machines with ptyfs mount for a few
days now, and have seen no related problems, yet.


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