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Re: boot-floppies broken for 2.0 kernels?

Loic Prylli wrote:
> Eric Delaunay writes:
>  > 
>  > The miniroot install (the one on root.bin) does not make use of /dev/console
>  > at all for 2.0 kernels, therefore there is no need to symlink it to /dev/tty0.
>  > /dev/console is only used by 2.2 here (see init.c).
> Ok I am probably wrong, I was trying to interpret a bug report that I
> got. Just to be sure, are you sure the fact that /dev/console is open
> as part of kernel initialisation does not interfere?

kernel 2.0 does not seem to open /dev/console at all.  It makes use of
/dev/tty1 or ttyS0 directly.  See init/main.c :

  if ((open("/dev/tty1",O_RDWR,0) < 0) &&
      (open("/dev/ttyS0",O_RDWR,0) < 0))
  printk("Unable to open an initial console.\n");


 Eric Delaunay                 | "La guerre justifie l'existence des militaires.
 delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr | En les supprimant." Henri Jeanson (1900-1970)

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