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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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