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Re: ptyfs and chroot environments

On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 11:29:21PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> In article <>,
> Thor Lancelot Simon  <> wrote:
> >On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 09:58:15PM -0400, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> >> (I am not subscribed to this list, so please cc me in replies.)
> >> 
> >> ptyfs interacts badly with chroot environments.  Since there can be
> >> only one ptyfs mount at any given time, a chroot environment cannot
> >> use ptm(4) to allocate ptys, because it will return /dev/pts/N to the
> >> userland, which does not (and cannot) exist in the chroot environment.
> >
> >I thought /dev/ptmx worked without ptyfs mounted?
> It does.

So, why can't the chrooted environment just use that?

Thor Lancelot Simon                           
  "All of my opinions are consistent, but I cannot present them all
   at once."    -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, On The Social Contract

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