On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:00:14 AM Davide Italiano wrote: > One of my personal goals for 11 is to get rid of cloning mechanism > entirely, and pty(4) is one of the few in-kernel drivers still relying > on such mechanism. > It's not possible, at least to my understanding, converting pty(4) to > cdevpriv(9) as happened with other drivers. This is mainly because we > always need a pair of devices (/dev/ptyXX and /dev/ttyXX) and > userspace loops over ptyXX and after it successfully opens it tries to > open the other one with the same suffix. So, having a single device is > not really enough. > My option, instead, is that of removing pty(4), which is nothing more > than a compatibility driver, and move pmtx(4) code somewhere else. > The main drawback of the removal of this is that it makes impossible > to run FreeBSD <= 7 jails and SSH into them. I personally don't > consider this a huge issue, in light of the fact that FreeBSD-7 has > been EOL for a long time, but I would like to hear other people > comments. > > The code review for the proposed change can be found here: > https://reviews.freebsd.org/D659 > > If I won't get any objection I'll commit this in one week time, i.e. > August 27th.
Why not just statically create the pairs in /dev? Use some loader tunable (kern.ptymax) to set a count on the number of pre-created device pairs to create and then just explicitly create them in the mod_event handler? It could default to 100 or so. -- John Baldwin _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"