[lkml]   [1998]   [Jan]   [21]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: PATCH: Unix98 pty support.
    On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Matti Aarnio wrote:

    > A reservation on usage of "/dev/ptmx" named object...
    > I recall having heard Alan Cox to say NAY on this before on
    > basis of this easily breaking iBCS -- Running SCO binaries
    > on top of iBCS detects /dev/ptmx NAME, and then the libc stuff
    > statically linked into those binaries ASSUMES existence of
    > STREAMS in the system. (Need I continue ? Naeh, ask Alan..)

    It seems that iBCS needs to be fixed. Linux shouldn't be broken because
    of SCO binaries. /dev/ptmx is standard. Should we break Unix98
    compatibility because SCO binaries running on iBCS make unwarranted

    > If you could make provisions to have different name for the
    > PTY-MUX device, all will be well. (But that is in fact user-
    > space libc issue, not about this facility per se.)

    I don't think that's a reasonable solution. I'd suggest fixing iBCS.
    @ @
    C. Scott Ananian: / Declare the Truth boldly and
    Laboratory for Computer Science/Crypto / without hindrance.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology /META-PARRESIAS AKOLUTOS:Acts 28:31
    -.-. .-.. .. ..-. ..-. --- .-. -.. ... -.-. --- - - .- -. .- -. .. .- -.
    PGP key available via finger and from

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:41    [W:0.046 / U:2.684 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site