Jaunty kernel amd64/i386 config changes

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Mon Dec 22 10:04:32 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:18:06AM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> 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.

Perhaps we could reset it to something like 4 or 8 in this cycle so there
are some available for the odd application that does still use them, while
still saving buckets of mknods.  And whileh I guess them going away does
make it obvious an app is using them, perhaps we should go to 0 once we
think we have killed all users?


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