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SubjectRe: something funny about tty's on 2.6.4-rc1-mm1
James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
>>>>>>"Peter" == H Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> writes:
>
> Peter> As RBJ said, ptys are now recycled in pid-like fashion, which
> Peter> means numbers won't be reused until wraparound happens.
>
> Ouch. I've been using the tty name in $HISTFILE for some time now
> (at least on laptops and workstations); I do not see any reasonable
> alternative to prevent overwriting while still saving history.
>

????
> Will patching in the old behavior wrt re-use, while not disrupting
> the other improvements, be a lot of work? I've looked thru the src,
> but haven't yet spotted the point where the new pis number is chosen.

Not a lot of work, but the performance would suffer big time.

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