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SubjectRe: Opinions on removing /proc/tty?
On 7/9/06, Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:

> So it basically breaks on 2.x kernels because (eg) you don't include major
> 204 as a tty major. Plus, if you insist that there are only N tty major
> numbers, you break as soon as another tty major gets added.
>
> Try again.

I'm kidding of course. Putting the names in a file is crap.
This is what procps-1.x.xx did long ago. Everybody hated it.
You'll never handle chroot correctly.

Just do /proc/*/tty links and all will be good. This even
handles the case of two different names for the same dev_t.
If people seriously want to bring back the crap, then I can
design something tolerable. It would support mmap MAP_SHARED,
allowing live updates so that "top" can work nicely.
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