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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Console: fall back to /dev/null when no console is availlable
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    On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 20:52 +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
    >
    > main.c | 5 ++++-
    > 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
    >
    > --- linux-2.6.8cow/init/main.c~console 2004-10-05 20:46:40.000000000 +0200
    > +++ linux-2.6.8cow/init/main.c 2004-10-05 20:46:08.000000000 +0200
    > @@ -695,8 +695,11 @@
    > system_state = SYSTEM_RUNNING;
    > numa_default_policy();
    >
    > - if (sys_open((const char __user *) "/dev/console", O_RDWR, 0) < 0)
    > + if (sys_open((const char __user *) "/dev/console", O_RDWR, 0) < 0) {
    > printk("Warning: unable to open an initial console.\n");
    > + if (open("/dev/null", O_RDWR, 0) == 0)
    > + printk(" Falling back to /dev/null.\n");
    > + }

    BTW. What happens if /dev/console or /dev/null are regular files?

    I don't see any check for this. I didn't think Linux imposed any
    namespace layout/ownership/permission requirements.

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