On Thu, 30 Mar 2000 14:04:06 -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
>> Sheesh, I guess my description was a little bit misunderstandable.
>> I'm NOT using devfs. The device nodes ARE there where they belong (under
>> /dev directory), BUT they aren't supported by the kernel, i.e. there's no
>> kernel code that listens if you attach a process to the 'tty?' file.
>> Therefore the kernel daemon thread tries to load a suitable module which
>> fails (syslog excerpt follows):
>> modprobe: can't locate module char-major-4
>> /sbin/agetty: /dev/tty3: cannot open as standard input: No such
>> Any other ideas?
>You are SOL, unless you want to use some sort of dummy terminal driver.
>The kernel has no device to map tty's to, so it can't do anything. It's in
>the hands of the admin after that.
I understand. But why has this behavior been changed? Why isn't there sort
of a "compatibility module" that restores the original behavior?
The reason why I have a problem accepting the current situation is that I'd
like to keep the gettys on the consoles running for cases where I *need*
them (read if I f*cked up so badly that I can't access the machine via
telnet and have to connect a keyboard and monitor to it to revive it.)
If I now disable them to get rid of the warnings (and continuously respawing
gettys) I can't enable them when I'm in trouble. OTOH I can't leave them
running because of the above mentioned respawning.
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