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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] tty: cleanup prohibition of direct opening for unix98 pty master
    On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 09:22:31PM +0400, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
    > cleanup hack added in v2.6.27-3203-g15582d3
    >
    > comment from that patch:
    >
    > : pty: If the administrator creates a device for a ptmx slave we should not error
    > :
    > : The open path for ptmx slaves is via the ptmx device. Opening them any
    > : other way is not allowed. Vegard Nossum found that previously this was not
    > : the case and mknod foo c 128 42; cat foo would produce nasty diagnostics
    > :
    > : Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
    > : Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

    Any reason why you didn't include these two people on this patch?
    Perhaps they might wish to review it...

    greg k-h


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