Jaunty kernel amd64/i386 config changes

Loïc Minier loic.minier at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 22 09:18:06 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> Can we reduce CONFIG_LEGACY_PTY_COUNT to 0 (leaving
> CONFIG_LEGACY_PTS=y), this removes the need for 256 mknod() calls during
> boot.
> Absolutely nothing we know of uses these legacy ptys (xterm statically
> linked with libc4?!) - though if someone really wants them, leaving the
> top option as y lets them create them with a boot-time option.

 termnetd/ttyd (universe) uses them, but a) it shouldn't be using legacy
 ptys anymore, b) we could do some mknods in the init scripts of these
 daemons or document this in README.Debian.

Loïc Minier

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