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

From: Greg KH
Date: Thu Jan 06 2011 - 17:25:40 EST

On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 10:00:17PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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 ?

I didn't think that the ioctl was sufficient for what systemd required,
it was only needed for "old-style" initrd programs like what used to be
used in SUSE and other distros, but are now being phased out.



greg k-h
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