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

    Alan Cox <> wrote:

    >On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:36:26 -0700
    >"H. Peter Anvin" <> wrote:
    >> Currently, devpts supports a legacy mode where only one instance
    >> For backwards compatibility, this is also the default mode, but the
    >> right thing should be to migrate everyone over to the "newinstance"
    >> 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
    >that really don't matter. I mean we still support BSD ptys 8)

    Sent from my mobile phone. Please excuse brevity and lack of formatting.

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