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Bug#269077: serial check

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 10:16:36PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> > Do you really need to delete the extra vc devices?
> Yes; because busybox init currently checks whether the devices are there
> (whether the files exist), and if they are, tries to open them.
> Repeatedly. Issuing an error every time it fails (which, of course,
> happens every time). Removing the files once those error messages start
> to appear only changes the error that appears; and with those messages
> going over the screen, the usefulness of d-i is quite, uh, low.
> This obviously really is a bug in busybox init, hence my previous
> suggestion to try and fix that one.

I wonder if it's not because inittab has respawn for vc/3 & vc/4?

Do you see an easier solution than to pass a kernel parameter? Is there
one you're already passing that we could overload for 2.2 kernels
(console= maybe)?

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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