devpts and the "dejagnu using" testsuites
andersonlizardo at yahoo.com.br
Sun Sep 21 08:40:25 PDT 2003
Jeremy Utley wrote:
> > - if devpts is not available in the host kernel, what are the
> > options for the Ch 5 testsuites?
> Either let them fail, or recompile the host kernel (which IMHO, is
> something to be avoided).
They will not fail (except for that known FAILs), even with devfs on
host distro and devpts disabled. The problems are on Chapter 6.
> > - Anderson just filed a bug that suggests, if devpts is not
> > available in the host kernel, "./MAKEDEV -v generic" as opposed to
> > "./MAKEDEV -v generic-nopty" makes it work at least for Ch 6
> I don't think so. MAKEDEV -v generic creates static pty entries, and
> I'm not 100% sure that the tests will work with the static entries.
I know now why my tests work when I run ./MAKEDEV -v pty. I have this on
my kernel .config file:
# CONFIG_DEVPTS_FS is not set
In other words, I have PTY support enabled even without DEVPTS (bad
thing, I know). I will disable PTY support and see if the problem still
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