Subject: Re: utmp max filesize and entries.
To: Stephen M Jones <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/21/2001 22:30:43
> I'm struggling looking for references in the source tree to see what
> I need to frob to get utmp to grow larger than 2592 bytes and hold
> more than 64 user/tty entries (I'm trying to determine if its a
> number of users or a number of ttys issue).  The machine can still
> handle more than 64 users, as they show up in a ps -aux listing.  I
> have 256 tty devices created in /dev, so tty allocation is no problem.
pseudo-device pty 256 in kernel?

> There are roughly 131 users logged in at the moment .. and
they're  curious (some of them) as to why they've become phantoms.
> rwho has had a similar problem for years.  (I think its max is 32 or 40
> users?)