A sort of plan for consoles in FreeBSD
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue May 30 11:03:57 PDT 2006
In message <20060530135814.A70588 at grasshopper.cs.duke.edu>, Andrew Gallatin wri
>Poul-Henning Kamp [phk at phk.freebsd.dk] wrote:
>> I would like to redefine the semantics of "/dev/console" as follows:
>> if any console-consumers like xconsole(8) are active
>> send output to all console-consumers.
>> else if a controlling terminal is available
>> send output to controlling terminal (that is /dev/tty)
>> send output to syslogd, as if generated by printf(9).
>> (but do not actually output to low-level console)
>If there is nobody logged in, where do kernel messages from device
>drivers, and panic messages (with helpful things like KDB_TRACE) wind
These go to the #2 console just like the bootup messages etc.
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