Re: [PATCH 1/1] pty: BREAK for pseudoterminals

From: One Thousand Gnomes
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 05:53:41 EST

On Fri, 6 Feb 2015 03:11:29 +0800
Nan Li <nli@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This will greatly enhance the usefulness of QEMU virtual serial ports, because the Linux kernel interprets a break on the serial console as a SysRq, but there is currently no way to pass this signal over a pseudo-terminal. This patch will work for transmitting BREAK from master to slave through pseudo-terminal.

Break is a signalling event not a 0 character. pty doesn't support modem
or other serial signalling events. Whether some kind of virtio tty<->host
interface should exist and do that I don't know, but pty does not.

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