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SubjectRe: Insanely high baud rates
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On 10/11/18 2:40 PM, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 07:14:30AM -0700, hpa@zytor.com wrote:
>>>
>>> I mean - what is the baud rate of a pty ?
>>
>> Whatever the master wants it to be...
>
> I think Alan's point is that it is highly unlikely you would be able
> to push the equivalent of 4 gbps through a PTY layer. The TTY later
> was never engineered for those speeds, and the real question is ---
> what's the point? That's what Ethernet is for.
>

I like to consider the far future; I think things like the Y2038 problem is a
good example. Or, as I like to put it, "numbers are cheap, running out of
numbers is expensive." Sounds like we have enough of a plan that we aren't
completely stuck should it ever become an issue. It might never, of course.

-hpa

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