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SubjectRe: Out of ptys??
In article <linux.kernel.6rj1s5$d0r$>,
H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
>Followup to: <6rhoq9$>
>By author: o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s (david parsons)
>In newsgroup:
>> I don't think you understand my circumstance. Today, I run 2.0.27
>> on my production machines (with a WebShield between them and the
>> outside world, so icky bad packets don't get in), but occasionally
>> have to boot into 1.2.13 so I can read SGI-formatted tapes. If I
>> have to run MAKEDEV _every_ _single_ _time_ _I_ _reboot_ _my_
>> _machine_ so ptys will work, this is a kludge of massive
>> proportions.
>Sounds like the problem is that current kernels don't read
>SGI-formatted tapes (why is that)? Let's fix the real problem.

The default SGI tape blocking factor is either 256k or 512k.

st in 2.0.x wants to use kmalloc() for that buffer.

david parsons \bi/ Ooops.

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