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Re: RfC: Hurd console by default

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 02:04:32AM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> This is not the point.  The point is that you actually want to break
> out of it if you are indeed in an infinite loop.  Because if you are
> in such a loop, then it is a bug that prevents anybody from logging
> in, and it is preferable to fall back to rescue mode (root login
> prompt on Mach console) than to keep spinning.

Something like this would probably be sufficient for the time being I
guess, it doesn't restart the console if the last restart was less then
three seconds ago:

  while (( `date +%s` - $TIMESTAMP > 3 )); do
    TIMESTAMP=`date +%s`
    console -d vga -d pc_kbd /dev/vcs

Actually, this works pretty well when started from the Mach console
after login, but it only starts the Hurd console once when put into
/libexec/runsystem and then drops into the Mach console no matter what.

Anybody know why? And does it look somewhat reasonable in general?


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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