Subject: Re: tty device names for Cyclades Z
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/08/2000 13:18:49
On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 09:23:39AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> So we went on a fair bit about this.
> Do we have any sort of conclusion?
> Jason really really wants these tty's to be named ttyCZ..., and I really
> despise a 4-digit unit number. So unless I hear objections, I'm going to
> compromise and go with ttyCZXX where XX are two hex digits. I'll also
> change the MAKEDEV script and the driver (it says which CZtty's to use).
> Note that since ps still only uses two columns, they will all show up as
> tt "CZ" in ps.

I strongly object.

This is confusing (it makes the tty numbers look like pty numbers) and
contradicts historical practice; plenty of other systems have simply
expanded the width of the tty number.