cvs commit: src/bin/pkill pkill.1 pkill.c
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 30 15:26:39 UTC 2008
On Sun, 28 Sep 2008, Ed Schouten wrote:
> SVN rev 183438 on 2008-09-28 16:44:15Z by ed
> Don't automatically prepend the "tty" prefix to `pkill -t' arguments.
> Because we now enforce UNIX98-style PTY's, we now use a lot of TTY's
> that don't have the traditional /dev/ttyXX naming scheme. pkill(1)'s -t
> flag automatically prepended the word "tty" to each TTY that was passed
> on the command line. This meant that `pkill -t pts/0' was actually
> converted to /dev/ttypts/0. Disable this broken behaviour for now.
Once we've decided on the right long-term fix, it should be an MFC candidate
so that 7.x userspaces work properly on 8.x kernels in the future.
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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