Subject: Re: tty allocation
To: Piotr Stolc <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/26/2002 14:45:35
Piotr Stolc wrote:
> It requires root priviledges, and I want to do it as an unpriviledged user,
> for example under screen without suid flag set.
> I've just checked the behaviour of Linux with /dev/pts - it creates new nodes
> owned by requesting user.

This is AFAIK just implementation detail, and by-product of devfs.
I'd be very surprised if this would actually be mandated by the standard.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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