[PATCH 1/1] weston-launch: alter tty command line parameter semantics

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Dec 8 01:47:09 PST 2014


On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Alex DAMIAN <alexandru.damian at intel.com>
> Current behaviour of the tty parameter is to take effect
> only if there is a new user starting up.
> Since it is useful to start weston-launch with a command line
> specified tty, I'm changing the semantics of the tty parameter:
> * the argument to the --tty parameter is now mandatory
> * if specified, weston-launch will try to run on the specified tty
> * otherwise, it will continue to try to find the first free console
> This patch allows starting weston-launch over a ssh connection,
> for example, with the current user.

Sorry about the long latency on this.

Your commit message leaves out the most important change - that non-root
users can now specify arbitrary TTYs. This makes me a little nervous, even
though it will fail if anyone already has the VT open.

I've been using openvt -- weston-launch --user=foo, over SSH. Would that be
an adequate replacement for you?

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