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Re: Proposal for write(1) addition
>> Um, note the wording: a _utmp-writing_ daemon. This would be for
>> creating (and presumably cleaning up) utmp entries, not for
>> backending write(1).
> We don't want one or need a daemon; just use pututxline().
That's a bit like saying, we don't need a kernel, just use open().
This would be one possible implementation of pututxline() - a nice one,
in some respects. (Less nice in others, of course. This is not to say
that the existing NetBSD implementation of pututxline() is not also
nice in some respects.)
> We also don't need setuid to deal with ptys. This is what ptyfs is
This sounds as though you just decreed that ptyfs is required to use
ptys (at least, by implication, for non-root, and, by context, if you
care about utmp entries). Correct?
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