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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] devfs v99.11 available

    On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Richard Gooch wrote:

    > James Simmons writes:
    > >
    > > > This is against 2.2.14. Highlights of this release:
    > > >
    > > > - Ported devfs-patch-v99.10 to kernel 2.2.14
    > > >
    > > > - Moved /dev/tty0 to /dev/vc/0
    > >
    > > Why did you move tty0 to vc/0 ? The console system will be changing
    > > for 2.5.X. It will become multihead aware which means that we might
    > > end up with /dev/tty representing physical heads and /dev/vty to
    > > represent virtual consoles.
    >
    > For consistency with the other virtual console devices. /dev/tty0
    > right now is the "current virtual console". If the meaning of
    > /dev/tty0 is later changed, that bridge will be crossed when the time
    > comes. The way I've done it now is still correct, right?

    Okay. I'm just curious. Where did you get the idea of using /dev/vc/ from.
    Is this some sort of standard I'm unaware of ? What technical reason is
    their for this move?


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