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SubjectRe: pts/pty problem since 2.6.8-rc2
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On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 14:24, Meelis Roos wrote:
> SS> Whenever I boot a kernel of the 2.6.8-* series (also -rc3) I cannot open
> SS> up any xterms in X. I first have to lsof /dev/pts and kill all the 1-5
> SS> processes listed there. Afterwards xterm etc pops up without problems.
>
> Might be relevant: I saw similar behaviour on a sparc64 at about
> 2.6.8-rc1 time - I could use only 2 pty's. That was with a kernel with
> PREEMPT turned on. The specific kernel gave BUGs and oopses because
> PREEMPT is not finished on sparc64 and I thought that the pty problem
> was caused by broken PREEMPT. I turned PREEMPT off and haven't seen the
> problem since then (running 2.6.8-rc4 currently).

actually I don't use a PREEMPT enabled kernel... but still see this
problem (but not with 2.6.7)...

I don't have a real idea what is causing this... anyway if I kill all
processes that were listed in lsof /dev/pts the problem seems gone...
not sure whether this is some endianess thing (powerpc here)...

clueless,
Soeren

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