[PATCH 11/11][v3]: Enable multiple instances of devpts

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Sep 6 07:05:49 PDT 2008

sukadev at us.ibm.com wrote:
> Agree in general. Not sure if you are implying remount is necessary just
> to change permissions of pts/ptmx. Why not "chmod 0666 /dev/pts/ptmx" ?
> The remount changes the 'ptmxmode' setting, but since the node exists,
> the 'ptmxmode' setting is never used again and we need to chmod.

A chmod requires bigger changes to existing scripts than an option which 
can be set in /etc/fstab.

> ptmx node in multi-instance mounts continue to get PTMX_DEFAULT_MODE
> permissions (not 000) right ? (unless -o ptmxmode is specified)

It's probably easier to always default it to zero and expect that the 
mode is set explicitly.


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