conf/121064: [patch] Use ASCII characters for box/line
characters in frames.4th
jhb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 31 14:30:03 PDT 2008
The following reply was made to PR conf/121064; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org>
To: Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at freebsd.org>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: conf/121064: [patch] Use ASCII characters for box/line characters in frames.4th
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:57:29 -0400
On Saturday 29 March 2008 02:10:12 pm Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 01:59:02PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> > This doesn't appear to handle the multiple console case (e.g.
> > console="vidconsole comconsole"). Perhaps you could change the i386
> > comconsole driver to use an internal re-mapping table to map the line
> > to the ASCII chars instead?
> Yeah, multiple consoles won't work correctly with the patch. I don't
> know of an easy way to fix that in Forth, since (I think) there's no
> support for wildcard or regex matching in strings.
> Re: changing the i386 comconsole driver: wouldn't this affect all data
> output across comconsole? I'm not sure if blindly filtering data in
> that driver is the best idea. If I'm misunderstanding, my apologies.
> But it seems like since the loader menus are being output in Forth, the
> problem should fixed there.
Depends. Is there any time when you don't want the box chars to be converted
on the serial console?
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