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    SubjectRe: question why need open /dev/console in init() when starting kernel
    Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > For error messages (as well as it's the law)! Init needs a terminal.
    > Init is the 'father' of all future tasks and they need a default terminal
    > too.

    Is it at all possible that if /dev/console does not exist that the kernel
    can mknod it?

    Would the code to do this be larger than 2 entries in a cpio archive (one
    for /dev directory and one for /dev/console char dev)?

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