Re: Bug in pty re-usage

Alex deVries (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 12:35:40 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 25 Sep 1996, Thorsten Kuehnemann wrote:

> noone answered to that problem in the last five weeks, but at least
> Thomas Roessler <> and i have problems with
> linux-2.0.X pty's too:
> We found that Linux 2 breaks some pty-programs, e.g. xconsole, script, screen,
> old X11R6 xterms, some pty-programs work (in.telnetd).

I have exactly the same thing with 2.0.0. I've been blaming it on the
fact that I've increased the number of ttys and ptys to 128 from the stock
64[*], but it sounds exactly like what I'm experiencing.

[*] Wuhoo! 91 concurrent users on a P90 with 64MB and a load under 1.0.

- Alex