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Re: Bug#547079: login: Should set the iutf8 tty c_iflag if the locale is utf8

Hi Samuel,

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 05:18:42PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> See my concern in the bug report:
> “My concern is that getty used to not keep any flag at all.  Keeping
> _some_ flags contrary to none is not just a "fix", it's a change of
> behavior.  Think for instance about a situation where a user clears
> the tty's iutf8.  The next user to log in will have a bogus terminal
> since getty would leave it cleared and nothing else will set it.  This
> is the same for all the flags, getty could just keep the kernel's
> current state, but it doesn't. [...] Letting a user break another user's
> environment is wrong”

Is it an issue to set the utf8 flag too often?
(does it break something?, does it affect performances?)

Also, can you elaborate on your solution. Who would configure what and how?

Best Regards,

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