Re: [Bug #14015] pty regressed again, breaking expect and gcc'stestsuite

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Fri Sep 04 2009 - 13:34:11 EST

On Fri, 4 Sep 2009, Alan Cox wrote:
> In which case ppp will no longer work properly in some cases (ditto
> other protocols) and things like the pppoe gateway wont work as they
> don't in 2.6.30 - you need to go back to somewhere between 2.6.28/29 to
> undo this, then apply the alternative locking patches to the
> ppp/slip/ax25/etc ldiscs

It should be fairly trivial to just add the locking to the pty write
routines. That said, we need to fix the 2.6.31 regression, and right now
that is the big one. If we go back to broken 2.6.30 situation, that's way
more acceptable.

But I'm still hoping we can fix this.

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