Re: /dev/console should it always be available?

From: Matthew Kirkwood (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 15:41:16 EST

On Sat, 26 Feb 2000, Mike Panetta wrote:

> I will try this patch. Will it compile against 2.3.x and 2.2 kernels?
> Just in case I have the problem with 2.2.x kernels as well...

It's fairly non-intrustive. (I should also have pointed out
that it's untested :) To test it, you have want to boot with
"console=null console=tty0". That way, you should see all
kernel messages on a tty, but no messages from userspace there.
That could be useful if it causes an oops or two (it does have
a few NULL methods where other console drivers have real ones).

It should be easy to apply to 2.2 kernels, at least manually,
but it's against the 2.3.47 vger CVS tree, I think.


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