Re: scrollback

Oskar Pearson (
Sun, 27 Oct 1996 08:22:14 +0200 (GMT)

Tam Ho wrote:
> Better yet, why not have it saved in a file?
> /var/run/scroolback/tty1, tty2, and so on...
If you are having hardware problems, there would be definite advantages
in keeping it in ram.

Say you were having problems writing to your hard disk. It scrolls a message
to the screen, which it trys to write to disk. This prompts another error
message, which it then tries to write to disk again... :)

> On 26 Oct 1996 wrote:
> > >There is a real need of separate scrollback for each console.
> [...]
> >
> > I think it'd be fine if we used a piece of real RAM for it (hey, it's