On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 02:27:47PM -0600, Kevin Kinsey wrote: > Christopher Cowart wrote: >> Hello, >> I went to open up a new shell to our login server (recently rebuilt from >> Debian to FreeBSD) and found problems allocating a new pty. With a >> 256-pty limit, I'm surprised more people haven't had this problem. With >> team of 8 SysAdmins, each leaving about 30 windows open in screen >> sessions, 256 starts feeling a bit claustrophobic. > > Hmm, 8 guys root on one boxen? Sounds like a "cushy" job! > Got an IP and a couple of partners I could play xtank with? > > J/k, of course. :-D >> I found a questions thread from January 2006 and these PRs: >> standards/90896: not enough PTYs in the FreeBSD >> kern/25866: [patch] more than 256 ptys, up to 1302 ptys. > > There was also discussion on hackers@ at the time, and a > mention from rwatson@ that a new tty_pts.c and support in libc > for this was added to HEAD then; I haven't checked, but I'm > assuming it's still in the new 7 branch and will be a part > of 7.0 Real Soon Now(tm), if that's any comfort. There may > be patches available, there was some discussion. Also, if it > *IS* in 7.0, I guess you could holler for a MFC.
I suppose that counts as Good News. Does this mean the change will be part of the increasingly anticipated 7.0 release? In the meantime, I'll have to use /dev/bat to remind the team to close their windows. -- Chris Cowart Lead Systems Administrator Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT UC Berkeley
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