Subject: Re: Defaults number of ptys incorrect?
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jarom=EDr_Dole=E8ek?= <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/26/2000 10:25:34
On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Jaromír Doleček wrote:

# Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
# > On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 04:09:56PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer 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.
# Fine :)
# It would be cool to make ptys a cloning device probably. Anyone feels
# like doing it ?

Only if it doesn't turn out like Solaris cloning pty allocator -- that
thing has caused me more grief than I can describe.  With nothing holding
a pty (according to ls -lL, ps and fuser), it will occasionally refuse
to acknowledge that the pty is allocable.

I don't particularly object to the mechanism, only to its reliability --
if it works, I couldn't care less.

# Jaromir

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