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    SubjectRe: [v3][PATCH 5/5] Merge code for single and multiple-instance mounts
    Eric Paris [] wrote:
    | On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Sukadev Bhattiprolu
    | <> wrote:
    | >
    | > From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <>
    | > Subject: [v3][PATCH 5/5] Merge code for single and multiple-instance mounts
    | I just tried to load the linux-next kernel on F11 and ran into a
    | problem. X started, I could log in, I could start programs like
    | firefox and evolution, but not gnome-terminal. It would just flash
    | and disappear. Running xterm resulted in a window, that I could type
    | in, but it wasn't a shell. It didn't do anything.
    | I switched to vt2 set the display to my X session and tried to run
    | xterm. It said something about a permission being denied, so I
    | decided to strace it. I saw EACCESS returning from calls dealing with
    | /dev/pts/0. This lead me to git bisect start fs/devpts from the
    | latest in linux-next as bad and 2.6.29 as good. Couple interations
    | later and I find that this commit (1bd7903560f1f7) breaks
    | gnome-terminal xterm!

    Interesting :-) -EACCESS makes me suspect that maybe 'mode' 'uid' or 'gid'
    mount options are wrong. Of course we would still need to understand if/
    why this patch changes the settings.

    Can you paste the output of following commands: (both in success and failure

    $ grep devpts /proc/mounts

    $ ls -al /dev/pts

    $ stat /dev/ptmx

    Also, is CONFIG_DEVPTS_MULTIPLE_INSTANCES set in your .config ?

    With this patch, does gnome-terminal run when logged in as root ?



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