[systemd-devel] [PATCH 2/2] vconsole-setup: setup negative conditional on uml

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Sun Jul 21 09:35:04 PDT 2013

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
<artagnon at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hacks like the UML tty0 hack is just a too broken idea, to
>> get any support or an exception in a generic tool like systemd.
> I think of it as less of a hack, and more of a deficiency.  Nobody
> stayed up all night drinking coffee to write that VT emulation: that's
> why it's not there :)

Yeah, sure, we all know how these things work, and no problem with that.

There are many systems out there which don't support VTs but also
don't pretend to have them, and have only serial lines or special
interfaces. That is all well supported already.

A tty0 device has special semantics, providing it means supporting it,
and that comes with ioctl()s, corresponding files in /sys,
/dev/vcs(a), TERM=linux and so on. It's just not right to fake a tiny
part of something and hope all will work out. :)


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