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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Clean up old names in tty code to current names
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On Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:19:06 BST, Alan Cox said:
> Ar Llu, 2006-07-10 am 10:57 -0400, ysgrifennodd Jon Smirl:
> > > A few apps do rely on /proc/tty/drivers for the major-minor
> > > to device name mapping. /dev/vc/0 does not exist (unless
> > > created manually) without devfs.
> >
> > This is why I questioned if /proc/tty was really in use, it contains
> > an entry that is obviously wrong for my system.
>
> Which tools already know about. What is so hard to understand about the
> idea that pointless random changes break stuff and don't fix things.

On the other hand, a case can be made that if userspace already knows about
the fact the thing is totally broken, fixing it won't break anything. The only
case is that some *already* terminally broken stuff may break further.

Having said that, you're of course correct that we need it done correctly
in /sys, give the tools a chance to catch up, then do the /proc/tty cleanup.
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