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

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Aug 21 02:26:00 PDT 2008

Summary from the tty side:
- tty changes as proposed are an ugly hack
- I'm opposed to magically producing device nodes that were not there
- the pty driver doesn't use ->driver_data which is probably what you
want for some of the back walking
- tty and pty code in this area is currently in flux
- in the -next tree take a look at tty_kref_get and friends, passing kref
bumped objects back may also help get a tidier result

I'm currently trying to extract out all the pty nasty special case crap
from tty_io.c which should actually help get this right. I'd also rather
see big changes to the tty open/close logic where neccessary in favour of
further hacks on hacks.


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