I'm recompiling my 2.4.26 kernel on Slack 10.0, and there's a few options I've seen various opinions on online. For the below two, what exactly are they and should they be enabled or disabled?
/dev file system support (EXPERIMENTAL)
/dev/pts file system for Unix98 PTYs
The first kernel configuration option (DevFS
) should be disabled : DevFS is obsolete
as it is not maintained anymore. The second kernel configuration option, the Pseudo Terminals Filesystem (DevPts
), is used to manage pseudo terminals
devices and should be enabled : most pseudo terminals programs like XTerm
, RXVT, GNOME
Terminal and Konsole do need it.
If you enable DevFS, you don't need to enable DevPts as DevFS can replace it. By default, Slackware Linux
tries to mount DevPts when it starts as there is a entry in /etc/fstab