cvs commit: src/etc/etc.amd64 ttys src/etc/etc.arm ttys
src/etc/etc.i386 ttys src/etc/etc.ia64 ttys src/etc/etc.mips ttys
src/etc/etc.powerpc ttys src/etc/etc.sparc64 ttys
ed at 80386.nl
Sat Aug 23 22:27:47 UTC 2008
* Robert Watson <rwatson at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> So users using slightly old versions of screen, etc, shouldn't appear in
> finger(1), w(1), or receive messages from biff(1), talk(1), write(1),
> wall(1), shutdown(8), and dump(8), all of which (I believe) rely on
> utmp(5) to determine who is logged in and where? I'm sure that quite a
> few of these are of diminishing significance in the current world order
> (certainly biff is), but I'm not convinced that we should exclude users
> on historic tty devices from receiving advance notice of system shutdowns
> or dump events.
Right now we're actually digging up the entire dynamic vs static linkage
discussion again. If people run a dynamically linked version of screen,
xterm, etc, they are not affected (except libc.so.6 of course).
The amount of people that run a statically linked login service already
ripped off their seal of warranty in my opinion, but I'd rather not make
a bikeshed out of this.
The current /etc/ttys already seemed like an improvement when compared
to the old one, where we spent 2 out of 3 entries on commonly unused PTY
names. What kind of ratio do you propose?
Ed Schouten <ed at 80386.nl>
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