Legacy (BSD) PTY support

modulename: pty.ko


Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Device Drivers
└─>Character devices
└─>Legacy (BSD) PTY support
In linux kernel since version 2.6.12  
A pseudo terminal (PTY) is a software device consisting of two
halves: a master and a slave. The slave device behaves identical to
a physical terminal; the master device is used by a process to
read data from and write data to the slave, thereby emulating a
terminal. Typical programs for the master side are telnet servers
and xterms.

Linux has traditionally used the BSD-like names /dev/ptyxx
for masters and /dev/ttyxx for slaves of pseudo
terminals. This scheme has a number of problems, including
security. This option enables these legacy devices; on most
systems, it is safe to say N.

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