Re: vc scrollback

Ricky Beam (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 03:18:57 -0400 (EDT)

>On Sun, 8 Oct 1995, Axel Boldt wrote:
>> 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
>> to be done by a user process, namely by screen, available from all GNU
>> sites. It multiplexes a character terminal, giving you all the
>ABSOLUTELY. Great idea. The more mature Linux gets, the more we (he? :)
>should filter out things that were really put in there to make
>development nicer, etc. It saves memory, etc.

I don't think so... if you want a single console like all the other crappy
Unices around, then either go buy one of them or edit your kernel to set
the maximum number of consoles to 1 or 2...

--cramer "I like VC's"