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Re: Bug#185450: missing virtual terminal ioctl's

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Bug#185450: missing virtual terminal ioctl's
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 22:14:47 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.3i

On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 09:56:41PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> "Standard" is a bit far stretched.  We are talking about a solution that is
> shared by BSD and Linux, I think, which are both monolithic Unix like
> kernels, and thus have a different understanding about how things should
> work.
> Of course it could be the same protocol, but it would be silly.  You
> would insert a man in the middle which has really nothing to do with this
> whatsoever.

ah.. ok. I think too monolithic ;)
> If I had one you would find it in the savannah task item about it.
> > > This bug is a will-not-fix or a non-bug.  See also the savannah task
> > > database, I am sure I have one open for that.

I can't see an item in Console's task sublist:


> That's what I keep saying :)
> It needs to be cooperative, but it can be simple.  It also can assume trust
> between the communication partners (ie proper behaviour).

I don't see the whole picture. how are the console client and X server
accessing the keyboard and screen resources Mach provides? if someone is
to coordinate their resource use, seems cleaner if it's the same folk
who provides the resources.

Robert Millan

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