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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] drivers:misc: sources for Init manager module
> Isn't there a mechanism for the tty_set_ldisc to do what _open does ?
> I mean there might be plenty of devices on UART which might not need /dev/tty at all ? i.e An App need not open for a ldisc to be installed.

There is no mechanism to have an open tty without having an open file
attached to it - and changing that would be very very non trivial. Plus
you still need a way to tell the kernel you want the device in question
active. That probably should get addressed some day but its not a quick
fix up!

Alan


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