Subject: Re: kern/31403: /dev/ptm tries to return /dev/ptyv0 which doesn't
To: None <,,>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/28/2005 18:30:02
The following reply was made to PR kern/31403; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
To: (Christos Zoulas)
Subject: Re: kern/31403: /dev/ptm tries to return /dev/ptyv0 which doesn't
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 20:11:42 +0200

 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.
 "It's never straight up and down"     (DEVO)