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SubjectRe: Does anyone still care about BSD ptys?
 On Mon, Feb 09, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

> In article <c07c67$vrs$1@terminus.zytor.com>,
> H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
> >Does anyone still care about old-style BSD ptys, i.e. /dev/pty*? I'm
> >thinking of restructuring the pty system slightly to make it more
> >dynamic and to make use of the new larger dev_t, and I'd like to get
> >rid of the BSD ptys as part of the same patch.
>
> bootlogd(8) which is used by Debian and Suse is started as the
> first thing at boottime. It needs a pty, and tries to use /dev/pts
> if it's there but falls back to BSD style pty's if /dev/pts isn't
> mounted - which will be the case 99% of the time.

mounting proc and dev/pts is the first thing our boot script does, since
a very long time. So it will not break anything.

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