Re: PATCH: Unix98 pty support.

Alan Cox (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 19:41:51 +0000 (GMT)

> I recall having heard Alan Cox to say NAY on this before on
> basis of this easily breaking iBCS -- Running SCO binaries
> on top of iBCS detects /dev/ptmx NAME, and then the libc stuff
> statically linked into those binaries ASSUMES existence of
> STREAMS in the system. (Need I continue ? Naeh, ask Alan..)

I dont think it was me. Some iBCS stuff certainly does things with stuff
like /dev/tcp and /dev/udp.

> I just hope the Unix98 does not contain STREAMS in it..

That depends if they are required to work. A minimally compliant TLI
implementation is about 60 lines of code returning -EINTR (I think its -EINTR)