Re: [PATCH 0/7] TTY Keyboard Status Request

From: Rob Landley
Date: Mon Jun 10 2019 - 17:09:41 EST

On 6/5/19 3:18 AM, Arseny Maslennikov wrote:
> This patch series introduces TTY keyboard status request, a feature of
> the n_tty line discipline that reserves a character in struct termios
> (^T by default) and reacts to it by printing a short informational line
> to the terminal and sending a Unix signal to the tty's foreground
> process group. The processes may, in response to the signal, output a
> textual description of what they're doing.

I had a long twitter thread about this with some BSD developers,
asked on the toybox list for opinions,
and became aware of this patch set when the android bionic maintainer pointed me
at news coverage of it

So there would appear to at least be interest in the concept.

(The conclusion I came to looking at it last month is is it can't be done
without kernel support, but if such support _does_ arrive I want to add it to