[RFC][PATCH 1/8]: /dev/tty tweak in init_dev()

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Aug 21 02:19:02 PDT 2008

On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 19:26:21 -0700
sukadev at us.ibm.com wrote:

> From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev at us.ibm.com>
> Subject: [RFC][PATCH 1/8]: /dev/tty tweak in init_dev()
> When opening /dev/tty, __tty_open() finds the tty using get_current_tty().
> When __tty_open() calls init_dev() it passes in this tty in '*ret_tty'.
> init_dev() ignores this and asks devpts again for the tty.  Is that really
> necessary ?


This code has all changed. Please take a look at -next and expect it to
continue to do so further. Patches against -next are welcome and there is
also more room to rework stuff in -next as we are making big changes

Also why not make use of tty->driver_data. It is there for drivers to use.


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