[RFC][PATCH 7/8]: Auto-create ptmx node when mounting devpts
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Thu Aug 21 09:49:23 PDT 2008
Alan Cox wrote:
>> auto-created, than supporting mknod(2) inside the devpts filesystem.
>> It's not a matter of "changing the user space"; it's a matter of what
>> makes most sense inside the kernel.
> Having an extra node with different permissions suddenely appear without
> warning isn't I think good behaviour.
Hm. Given that the single-instance mode is the backwards compatibility
mode (and it's accessible from outside the filesystem), it probably
makes sense to suppress creating this device node when *not* applying
the "newns" option, or whatever we want to call it.
> I'm open to being convinced and the
> other problems with that code are more pressing.
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