[lkml]   [1998]   [Jun]   [5]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: >256 ptys (previous subject line was garbage)
       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:

    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

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:42    [W:0.020 / U:71.812 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site