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Re: GDM, getty and VTs

Le samedi 14 novembre 2009 à 16:40 +0100, Samuel Thibault a écrit : 
> >       * Does upstart make things like dynamic allocation of VTs
> >         possible? 
> >       * Otherwise, shouldn’t we replace the getty processes started by
> >         init by a small daemon that can allocate them as we see fit?
> > In all cases, as long as some consoles are managed by /etc/inittab we
> > are kind of doomed.
> I guess you mean as long as there is no negociation between gdm and
> whatever decides where gettys go?

GDM does try to use a VT that is not currently in use - although there
can be race conditions. The process which doesn’t negociate is init:
consoles defined in /etc/inittab are started without any thought,
regardless of whether they are available or not.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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`. `'   “I recommend you to learn English in hope that you in
  `-     future understand things”  -- Jörg Schilling

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