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    SubjectRe: Does anyone still care about BSD ptys?
    In article <c07c67$vrs$>,
    H. Peter Anvin <> 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.


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