Subject: Re: tty allocation
To: Piotr Stolc <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/25/2002 21:13:16
Yep, there are plans to implement this. The necessary infrastructure
is present on devvp branch, which will eventually be merged into
mainline in not too distant future.


Piotr Stolc wrote:
> Hello!
> I am looking for a mechanism that allows an unpriviledged process to
> allocate the terminal. Linux has support for /dev/ptmx (PTY98) which can do
> what I am looking for. Does NetBSD have similar or alternative mechanism?
> Or maybe there are plans for it?
> TIA!
> -- 
> s.

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