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Date:   Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:47:42 -0700
From:   Andi Kleen <>
To:     Nicolas Pitre <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Jiri Slaby <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/5] minitty: a minimal TTY layer alternative for embedded systems

Nicolas Pitre <> writes:
> Of course, making it "mini" means there are limitations to what it does:
> - This supports serial ports only. No VT's, no PTY's.

No PTYs seems like a big limitation. This means no sshd?

> But again, most small embedded systems simply don't need those things.

They don't need a (debug) way to login over the network? Hard to

Most of the other stuff we could indeed do without even on larger


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