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SubjectRe: RFC: deprecating/removing the legacy mode of devpts
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Just replace /dev/ptmx with a pts/ptmx symlink... something that works already.

Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> wrote:

>On Sun, Apr 08, 2012 at 09:16:22PM +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:
>
>> I guess the following:
>> - remove the 'ptmx' cdev from drivers/tty/pty.c
>> - add a new devtmpfs_create_link() to drivers/base/devtmpfs.c
>> - call devtmpfs_create_link() from _init in fs/devpts/inode.c
>> - change the default of ptxmode=0 to a sane default = 0666
>> - get rid of the (rather broken) idea of 'legacy' vs 'non-legacy
>mode'
>> mount options in the default setup; I don't think userspace
>should
>> ever be required to fiddle with such stuff
>
>You do realize that there are people with _static_ /dev out there,
>don't
>you? As well as those of us who are not using your latest and greatest
>udev and not enabling devtmpfs at all. Not all world is Fedora...

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