[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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