Re: 2.1.111: CONSOLE: STILL reproducible oddities

Jon Evans (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 08:24:22 +0100 (GMT)

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Martin Mares wrote:

> The console code was full of nasty races even in 2.0.X, but they were
> showing up very rarely and they usually caused only misscrolled screen.
> The following patch should fix them, please test it.


Thanks, that was quick. :-)

I just compiled pre-112-2 + your patch, it seems perfectly stable now. I
had three consoles running "while true; do find .; done" in
/usr/src/linux. It was a bit jerky but seemed faster than 2.0.X, I will
benchmark tonight if I get the chance.

pre-112-2 (+ your patch) seems to be reluctant to switch to vt0. Pressing
Alt-F1 from another vt removes the cursor but doesn't switch screens.
Pressing a key will force the screen change. Then sometimes it won't
switch away from vt0 either. Switching between vts 1-5 (at least) seems
unaffected (i.e. works fine).


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