[RFC][PATCH 0/6] Enable multiple mounts of devpts

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Mon Aug 4 23:15:30 PDT 2008

> There definitely needs to be a mount option (and possibly a config
> option to forcibly enable the mount option).  I personally have 5 or 6
> different custom scripts that depend on being able to unmount and
> remount devpts without losing access to the TTYs therein.  Eventually
> I will need to port those over to use "mount --move", but it would be
> bad to have a random kernel upgrade just break my imaging/cloning
> system.

An interesting point.  What should the semantics be.  If we unmount /dev/pts
and people still have ptys open.  -EBUSY?  Except for lazy unmounts?


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