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Re: 3 days until end of test period

On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 01:45:18PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > Is a fixed-in-unstable udev issue, will hopefully be fixed soon.
> What bug number?


and the cloned udev one (300170 i think).

BTW, i did commit a fix on the false serial detection issue in kbd-chooser,
but i did not upload it yet. I wanted to tell you on irc, but didn't see you
yet, and i was tolf by fjp to ask you on person.

The fix modifies the kbd-chooser.c grep, to return the position in the file of
the grepped string, which allows us to check for a console=tty0 which is
afterward the console=tty[sS] and thus not falsely claim we are on serial
console if this is the case.

The grep construct is used exclusively for two things, for uml, and for serial
console detection. I believe the uml thingy is untouched, and i tested the
grep/serial-console code in a separate program for all existing cases.

I don't think this is really needed for rc3, or even for sarge, but it is a
nice to have feature without much risk, and in any case, i didn't want it to
slip again and be forgotten until next time i do a prep install or something.

Notice that the powerpc kernel sets console=ttyS0,9600 console=tty0 or
something such by default, so all cases where this is not overriden will fail.


Sven Luther

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