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SubjectRe: Does anyone still care about BSD ptys?
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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.

Mike.

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