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SubjectRe: Available for testing: /dev/pts filesystem
On Tue, 24 Mar 1998 hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin) wrote:

> Since C. Scott Ananian added support for the SysV/Unix98 /dev/ptmx
> multiplex pty master device, I thought I might as well fix the other
> side of the equation. At:
>
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/hpa/devpts-2.1.91-pre1.diff
>
> ... there is a patch for a /dev/pts virtual filesystem which creates
> pty device nodes as /dev/ptmx is open. A program (or rather, the C
> library) would then use the TIOCGPTN ioctl() to get the pty number,
> which would correspond to /dev/pts/<number>.

Out of curiousity: does your /dev/pts support > 256 ptys, if someone ever
gets around to adding dynamic-pty support (alternatively, you could
change the constant NR_PTYS in the kernel)?
--Scott
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