Subject: Re: Making number of ptys more dynamic ?
To: Jarommr Dolehek <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/07/2000 10:03:54
On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Jarommr Dolehek wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm wandering whether it's worth the efford to make the
> in-kernel number of pty's more dynamic. This would mean
> that the pty table woud be elrarged as necessary. The 
> space allocated for ptys would never be freed, so this
> would work similar way as e.g. vnode cache. The maximum
> number of ptys would be controlled via sysctl.

Sounds fine. You even mentioned the one concern I had - making sure there
is a max. :-)

Take care,