Jaunty kernel amd64/i386 config changes

Loïc Minier loic.minier at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 22 10:18:01 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> 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?

 Unfortunately, ttyd/termnetd doesn't have any upstream anymore.  The
 default Debian kernel doesn't set CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS anymore, and I
 only got one private report about it.  On the ttyd/termnetd front, I
 think it's fair to move on and disable the config option, there doesn't
 seem to be a load of users.  It will make it more obvious that this
 package needs some new upstream to adopt it, or a replacement.

Loïc Minier

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