2.6.0-test kernel and pty problems

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Wed Jul 30 15:25:12 PDT 2003


On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 18:12, Joerg W Mittag wrote:
> Jeremy Utley wrote:
> > However, there's one possible issue - I do use devfs, so I'm
> > wondering if devfs in 2.6 is still buggy in this respect.  Anyone
> > else been experimenting and have any ideas on what I should look
> > for?
> 
> The solution is actually pretty simple: since there *is* a working
> pseudo filesystem for pseudo ttys and code duplication is a bad thing
> anyway, the buggy code you mentioned has simply been removed. That
> means you have to mount devpts on top of /dev/pts regardless of
> whether you use a static /dev or devfs.
> 
> jwm

Thanks!  However, hopefully, the kernel developers will update the help
files for devfs and devpts to reflect this before release - the help
files still imply that devpts is not needed when devfs is in use.

-J-
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