Virtual Console hungs.

Simon Josefsson (
Sat, 17 May 1997 12:24:28 +0200 (MET DST)

Since the Virtual Console code changed, the VCs stop responding if
there is a lot of output to one of them.

Simple test, run

main() { for (;;) printf("Hello moon!\r"); }

in one VC and try to use the other ones -- they are extremely slow or
doesn't respond at all.

No problem running something like this in 2.0.30 or the earlier 2.1.x

I'm not much for fancy graphics so I do all my work in the VCs but
this slowdown is starting to get to me. Even compiling the kernel,
which results in some scrolling slows down the other VCs.

P133, 80x50, 2.1.36.

I'll be happy to hear comments.