CFT: pts(4) "packet mode" support

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Sep 3 17:56:25 UTC 2008

On Wed, 03 Sep 2008 01:26:20 +0300, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 18:47:59 +0200, Ed Schouten <ed at> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> One of the things I couldn't fix in time for the MPSAFE TTY import, was
>> pts(4) packet mode. Because people have noticed it was missing, I
>> decided to implement it, for inclusion in the SVN tree. ;-)
>> Giorgos and I have already tried the attached patch, but it would be
>> nice if others could test it as well. I'm planning to integrate this
>> patch by the end of the week.
>> Any feedback? Comments? Obscure panics?
> Thanks!  I've been rebasing the patch on top of /head for a while, and
> running with a kernel that includes:
> The last time I resynced/merged was some time yesterday noon.  I will
> install this patch now, but FWIW things seem 'ok' so far with the local
> version of the patch I was merging on top of /head :-)

Ok, I've installed the patch and have been running with it for a few
hours.  The obvious consumers of the packet mode seem to work so far,
i.e. `C-s' works in Emacs, `C-q quoted-char' works in Emacs, ^V^S and
^V^Q work fine in vi, and the same tests inside or outside screen work.

Thanks :)

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