Subject: Re: Defaults number of ptys incorrect?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/26/2000 16:36:15
On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >> I'd vote for 64 ptys.
> >
> >If no one else objects by tomorrow circa noon EST, I'll update the man
> >page, GENERIC configs, and MAKEDEV scripts to reflect and use 64 ptys.
> i think that 32 should be sufficient.  i've only run out of ttys
> twice: once before i knew what they were, and then once again after
> someone stupid figured out how to log out of a machine but leave
> something running that kept the tty allocated (they weren't in who or
> w, but the tty was gone, so fewer and fewer people could log in).

	For GENERIC... 64 - 32 quickly runs out if you have a couple of
	screen users. GENERIC is not the lightest of configs and the
	amount we save between 64 and 32 is probably not worth the pain
	we cause some when they run out.

	Actually, shouldn't this be handled by something similar to
	Jason's	cloning network device code? :)

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