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    SubjectRE: More than 2048 ptys on 2.4.27
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    > From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org 
    > [mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Tim Warnock
    > Sent: Saturday, 28 August 2004 9:25 AM
    > To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    > Subject: More than 2048 ptys on 2.4.27
    >
    > Hi all,
    > Im trying to increase ptys from 2048 to 4096 by doing these things:
    >
    > Modifying include/linux/major.h:
    > Increase major numbers to 16
    > Move slave major start to 231 (according to docs this is
    > available for use)
    >
    > This appears to work to the point that the kernel doesn't
    > panic on boot (ive
    > had some fun before now ;) however when an application tries
    > to allocate a
    > pty I get an: "inappropriate ioctl for device"
    >
    > As a test I lowered major numbers to 4, set ptys to 1024 and
    > put slave major
    > start to 138 (should have been 136) and I didn't get this error.
    >
    > So my question is how do I allow the use of major numbers 231
    > through to 247
    > as pty slaves and major numbers 136-144 as pty masters?

    I was wondering if no-one can help specifically whether they could at least
    point me in the direction I'd need to go to learn how this works.

    Thanks for any assistance, its appreciated.

    Tim

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