Re: cvs commit: src/etc/etc.mips ttys

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 08:07:22 +0000
In message <>, Colin Percival writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <>, Warner Losh write
>> s:
>>>  Added files:
>>>    etc/etc.mips         ttys 
>>>  Log:
>>>  Mips ttys file.  Copied from i386 version with removal of the vga
>>>  entries.
>> We should really replace this file with a script that generates it
>> from a set of sensible parameters at build-time.
>Yes please -- kmacy might have worked around this, but at one point this
>was the only non-kernel file which needed to be different for Xen builds.

And for anyone looking at this, there is also a task to eliminate the
pty devices in this file, the reason why they are there has to do with
the introduction of the really weird notion of "remote logins" back in
the early 1980'ies, we really could do better.

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