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    SubjectRe: [Linux-parport] Linux v2.6.21-rc3
    On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 05:14:21PM +0000, Stephen Mollett wrote:
    > On Wednesday 07 Mar 2007, Michal Piotrowski wrote:
    > > BTW. Does anyone care about parport console?
    > > console=lp0 hangs since at least 2.6.18
    > For the record, I used console=lp0 quite recently (stock 2.6.19 according to
    > the printout, running on i386) [to find out what was causing a panic that
    > immediately vanished off the top of the screen because of "atkbd.c: Spurious
    > ACK..."s from the flashing kb LEDs] and it worked just fine.

    ISTR lp consoles block indefinitely until the printer is ready, so
    if you ask for a lp console but don't have a working printer connected
    it will hang.

    Russell King
    Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
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