OpenSSH 2.3.0p1: HP-UX 11.00 64-bit

Kevin Steves stevesk at
Thu Mar 15 06:44:54 EST 2001

On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Quentin Bracken wrote:
: Kevin, HP-UX 11 does use /dev/ptmx and HAVE_DEV_PTMX is defined when
: configure runs on an HP-UX 11.00 64-bit system.  The suggested patch would
: still result in a broken OpenSSH under 64-bit HP-UX 11.

yes, this means USE_VHANGUP would not be defined.  this is what we want.

: I believe that the problem is actually in the vhangup(2) implementation in
: the HP-UX 11.00 64-bit kernel.  It runs without fail on HP-UX 11.00 32-bit
: and 10.20.  Reviewing the vmunix error message:
:     System call 76 (vhangup) was called in a kernel where the type of at
: least one of its arguments is currently unspecified.
: leads me to believe that there is a deficiency in the vhangup implementation
: in the HP-UX 64-bit kernel itself.  It is also worth mentioning that the
: vhangup(2) system call is completely undocumented in any man page on 11.00 or
: 10.20 which I find somewhat suspicious.

i think it means that vhangup is obsolete on hp-ux, at least >9.X.

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