I've recently created a port for linux-sublime and some of the packages users 
might add to sublime require loading pty. I haven't read the full thread so I'm 
not sure what would actually be removed but If there no reason for it I don't 
see why waste the time on such a task.
is there for example any security concern about using the pty driver?


On 27 November 2014 12:41:56 WET, Poul-Henning Kamp <p...@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
>In message <20141127095229.go17...@kib.kiev.ua>, Konstantin Belousov
>>On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 04:41:27PM -0800, Davide Italiano wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:37 PM, John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org>
>>> > 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
>>> >> entirely, and pty(4) is one of the few in-kernel drivers still
>>> >> on such mechanism.
>>Why this is good thing to do ?
>I must have missed this detail back in august.
>I checked my archive of incoming email and I couldn't find any
>reason or argument for removing dev_clone mechanism, and I would
>very much object to its removal, unless a very compelling reason
>exists ?
>I'll admit that the name is slightly misleading, it is really
>a "dev_ondemand" facility which can also be used for cloning,
>and because all the initial uses were cloning it got that name.
>(I have no soft feelings for the pty driver)
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