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    SubjectRe: 2.6.26-rcX VC console scrolling regression
    From: Jan Engelhardt <>
    Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 13:50:57 +0200 (CEST)

    > My guess is that you see the effects of incomplete font table/position
    > switching, something along the lines a `cat /dev/urandom` would cause.
    > Using the very same kernel and boot params (vga=791 or anything to
    > switch it to fbcon), I cannot trigger the problem on opensuse.

    Jan, there is code in drivers/video/console/fbcon.c:fbcon_do_set_font()
    which makes changes to vc->vc_video_erase_char, maybe that code needs
    to update the new vc->vc_scrl_erase_char you added?

    It would be nice if you could audit the tree to see if any other cases
    have been missed like this as well.

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