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SubjectRe: RFC: deprecating/removing the legacy mode of devpts
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Even "doing it manually" gets hard because udev gets in the way.

Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

>On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:36:26 -0700
>"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
>
>> Currently, devpts supports a legacy mode where only one instance
>exists.
>> For backwards compatibility, this is also the default mode, but the
>> right thing should be to migrate everyone over to the "newinstance"
>scheme.
>>
>> However, it is increasingly clear that that is not happening; neither
>> the distros nor udev support this by default at this point.
>
>Well maybe thats because the legacy mode works perfectly well for most
>purposes and does what they want. The "non-legacy" mode is really not
>"non-legacy" its "special case extra funkiness".
>
>With my tty hat on I'd prefer to keep it indefinitely if need be. It's
>hardly a maintainability issue or a hot problem. We've got much bigger
>turds to juggle than that.
>
>I don't see why we need an agendum to force the users into making
>changes
>that really don't matter. I mean we still support BSD ptys 8)
>
>Alan

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