Re: vc scrollback

Joe Fouche (
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 12:30:11 -0700 (PDT)

> > > I believe the whole vc system is fundamentally flawed. It is not the
> > > kernel's business to do console scrolling or console switching. That's
> WRONG. Very bad idea. The VCs are *the* thing that makes Linux useable
> without X running. There are lots of low-end machines that this is
> vital for. Linux is, to some extent, the only useful system supporting
> such machines. It would be wrong to remove this support.

The part that I was so emphatically agreeing with was the part about this
being a kernel-level service. Should we throw an X server
in the kernel just because that makes graphical systems usable? :-]

'vcd', anyone?