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Re: [Nix-dev] [PATCH] Make sure /dev/pts/ptmx is world-writable

From: Lluís Batlle i Rossell
Subject: Re: [Nix-dev] [PATCH] Make sure /dev/pts/ptmx is world-writable
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:38:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 09:31:11AM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Lluís Batlle i Rossell <address@hidden> skribis:
> > Usually it's handled with the devpts special mountable device. The
> > "ptmxmode" variable handles that. Don't you want to mount that in the
> > chroot?
> Ah sorry, I see the ptmxmode mount option:
> Well it seems both chmod and that mount option would work, but the
> ptmxmode option is marked as “new” in the doc above, so maybe it’s safer
> to use chmod?

I think that ptmxmode is there since 2.6 kernels, at least. :)

There is a reason for having the devpts fs instead of static nodes, but I don't 
remember it.

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