On Nov 27, 2014, at 1:52 AM, Konstantin Belousov wrote: > 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> wrote: >>> 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. > Why this is good thing to do ? > >>>> 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. > You don't, but other people care about ABI. > > Besides older jails which you do not care about, there is significant > set of programs which were coded to use Berkley' pty directly. Even > high-profile applications like Emacs automatically selected pty(4) > up to its previous version on FreeBSD. > >>>> >>>> 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. >>> >> >> Done, thank you for the suggestion, John. >> >> root@maxwell:/home/davide # kldload pty >> root@maxwell/home/davide # sysctl -a |grep pty >> kern.tty_pty_warningcnt: 1 >> kern.npty: 32 >> debug.softdep.emptyjblocks: 0 >> >> root@maxwell:/home/davide # ls /dev/pty* >> /dev/ptyl0 /dev/ptyl2 /dev/ptyl4 /dev/ptyl6 /dev/ptyl8 /dev/ptyla >> /dev/ptylc /dev/ptyle /dev/ptylg /dev/ptyli /dev/ptylk /dev/ptylm >> /dev/ptylo /dev/ptylq /dev/ptyls /dev/ptylu >> /dev/ptyl1 /dev/ptyl3 /dev/ptyl5 /dev/ptyl7 /dev/ptyl9 /dev/ptylb >> /dev/ptyld /dev/ptylf /dev/ptylh /dev/ptylj /dev/ptyll /dev/ptyln >> /dev/ptylp /dev/ptylr /dev/ptylt /dev/ptylv >> >> https://reviews.freebsd.org/D1238 for review. >> I hope anybody that raised concerns about the previous patch can try >> this new one. > > I do not see why dev_clone event makes your so unhappy. I object against > removal of it (and this is what you are aiming at, it seems). It provides > useful functionality, which is not substituted by anything cdevpriv(9) > can provide. > > My only hope is that you are confusing dev_clone event and a library of > clone_create(9)/clone_cleanup(9)/dev_stdclone(9) functions. The former > is needed and cannot be replaced by cdevpriv(9). > > The later is clumsy and never was used properly. My opinion is that it > is impossible to use properly. There are five uses of that in tree left, > and it seems that removing them worth cleaning of buggy by design and > undocumented KPI. > > Really big and complicated target is the hand-written timeout-based (?!) > custom cloning code in snd(4). I believe it _can_ be converted to > cdevpriv(9).
Thank you kib, I feel the same about leaving the pty system as it is. -Alfred _______________________________________________ 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"