Subject: Re: utmp mystery resolved.
To: <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/22/2001 09:19:01
On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 05:15:19PM -0500, Stephen M Jones wrote:
> ...
> 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??)
> ...
> If putting this into MAKEDEV is 'okay' I would be happy to do a PR with
> a diff. 

Let me object.

Having device nodes in /dev is not directly related to how you configure
init,getty+friends using /etc/ttys. It's possible to use devices without
having them in ttys...

Besides, there are setups where MAKEDEV is running while /etc is not writable.