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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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