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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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