From: Andrew Morton
Date: Tue Nov 09 2004 - 04:47:55 EST
Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> * Arjan van de Ven <arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 08:53 +0100, Olivier Poitrey wrote:
> > > On 9 nov. 04, at 06:27, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > >
> > > > [...] Is there a requirement to support more than 256 legacy ptys?
> > >
> > > Yes it is. For big vserver hosting systems for instance, running like
> > > 100 vservers per node you can easily hit this limit.
> > but do you really need the legacy pty's for that instead of the
> > "modern" ones ?
> probably not, but if the fix is easy then there's no reason not to do
We'd have to cook up a new naming scheme for them. And hotplug scripts
to create the device nodes. Except hotplug probably isn't running correctly
at that time. My RH system here only comes with 256 /dev/pty* device nodes.
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