Thanks for the feedback. I solved it by asking for next free vt (#nr) and
then simply opening /dev/ttyv[#nr+1].

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Jilles Tjoelker <> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 05:12:12PM -0700, Lundberg, Johannes wrote:
> > I'm porting some Linux code and have some weird behavior.
> > In this (Linux) code fstat() and minor() is used on a /dev/tty file
> > descriptor to get a tty number to map to. In FreeBSD this returns a
> number
> > around 60-70 for st_rdev which means VT_ACTIVATE ioctl call will fail
> > because it only allows values 0-12.
> > Should not this be compatible with FreeBSD? If not, what is the FreeBSD
> way
> > to do this?
> > Is there some implementation missing in vt?
> minor() and major() are obsolete in FreeBSD. A (userland) dev_t is an
> opaque identifier.
> The direct equivalent is devname_r() or fdevname_r() followed by parsing
> the resulting string.
> There is also a VT_GETINDEX ioctl but I don't know whether it works.
> --
> Jilles Tjoelker

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