Re: [GIT PATCH] TTY/serial merge for .38

From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu Jan 06 2011 - 17:02:13 EST

> There was some arguing about the tty console detection patches, but as
> the existing ioctl does not work properly, Kay's patch was accepted to
> resolve this issue and allow systemd to correctly detect consoles. I
> know Alan doesn't like this, but I feel it's the best way to solve the
> issue (combined with the fact that there is no proposed other solution.)

I'm a bit confused about this one Greg - all the distributions used the
ioctl you refer to below for this purpose and have for years

> This series also includes the long-out-of-tree ioctl that SUSE and
> Debian have been dragging around in their kernels for the past 10+
> years. Thanks to Werner for finally submitting it in a mergable form.

Which I believe means we don't need the sysfs patch as well - Kay ?

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