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SubjectRe: RFC: deprecating/removing the legacy mode of devpts
On 04/08/2012 03:18 PM, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> Ok I'm putting my tty maintainers hat on at this point because nobody
> seems to be listening
>
> I'm NAKking this change, I'm NAKking the feature-removal change.
>
> If you want this to change convince the distributions there is a point in
> supporting it. This is the *wrong* forum to force a cornercase feature
> onto a bazillion users, and the wrong way to strongarm maintainers of the
> relevant user space.
>
> If udev has a problem handling it nicely because of the way the link is
> generated then *fix that problem* so udev automatically gets both cases
> right. If need be we can add more messages to udev to tell it what is
> expected and what devtmpfs should produce.
>

What if it turns out we can make udev/devtmpfs make this happen
transparently (which it sounds like it might be possible)? Would you be
okay with removing the "implicit bind mount" property of the current
devpts then?

-hpa


--
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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