[RFC][PATCH 7/8]: Auto-create ptmx node when mounting devpts

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Aug 21 02:21:39 PDT 2008

> This patch has the kernel internally create the [ptmx, c, 5:2] device
> when mounting devpts filesystem. The permissions for the device node
> can be specified by the '-o ptmx_mode=0666' option. The default mode
> is 0666.


> 	Hopefully, presence of the 'ptmx' node in /dev/pts does not surprise
> 	user space.

If you are going to make major changes requiring user space changes to
use them then you can change the user space rather than playing "gee
where did that come from" with the existing system.


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