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SubjectRe: >256 ptys (previous subject line was garbage)
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   Date: 	Mon, 1 Jun 1998 14:56:12 +1000
From: Richard Gooch <Richard.Gooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU>

> Isn't the devfs supposed to allow major/minor-less devices? I seem to
> recall that for some devices major/minor number were used anywas since
> userland code used it (mounted filesystems e.g.). For ptys this should be
> no problem.
Devfs does allows major/minor-less devices. You could hack the tty
driver to make use of this. Check out the devfs FAQ at:
http://www.atnf.csiro.au/~rgooch/linux/devfs.txt

This is actually a bad thing, since there's been a lot of talk about
using major/minor numbers as part of a tty locking scheme.

- Ted

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