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Re: std location for system console

From: Niels Möller
Subject: Re: std location for system console
Date: 02 Sep 2002 17:15:23 +0200
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> Ok.  Where do you put the horde of virtual consoles "somename/NUMBER/console"?
> /dev/console is taken by the kernel device console already, and is assumed
> to be a single node, and not a directory of directories with nodes.

As there have been very few concrete suggestions so far, let me
suggest "/dev/vts/<NUMBER>/*". Some arguments:

* It hasn't got much to do with the "system console" thing, except
  that the system console, /dev/console, may well be redirected to
  some terminal under /dev/vts/.

* "Virtual terminal" is a well established concept, and it seems to me
  that what your server does is similar to the virtual terminals in
  linux or bsd, only more powerful.

* The name is somewhat analogue to "/dev/pts/". That's why I suggest
  "/dev/vts/" rather than "/dev/vt/".

I also have a question: Which processes are expected to look up these
names, and where in the system configuration the names are expected to
show up? getty and inittab have been mentioned already.


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