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Re: ptyfs and chroot environments

In article <>,
Thor Lancelot Simon  <> wrote:
>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?

Because then you have to pre-create pty devices and you need to be careful
because the same nodes can be used by the non-chrooted ptyfs and you can
run out.


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