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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] detour TTY driver - now ttyprintk
    On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:57:50PM +0200, Samo Pogacnik wrote:
    > On 25.06.2010 (Fri) at 12:03 +0100 Alan Cox wrote:
    > > With my devices.txt owner hat on I'll allocate the minor as you suggest
    > > (and double check this causes no problems), with my tty hat on can you
    > > send it to GregKH for merging into the tree.
    > Hi,
    > I hope that this TTY driver is ok for merging. It is very basic -
    > removed all flow control and rate limiting. Patch has been generated
    > against 2.6.34 kernel version.
    > Ttyprintk is a pseudo TTY driver, which allows users to make printk messages,
    > via output to ttyprintk device. It is possible to store "console" messages
    > inline with kernel messages for better analyses of the boot process, for
    > example.

    Why does this need to be a tty driver? Why not a misc device?

    And what about the normal way of just writing to /dev/kmsg to do this?
    Why a whole new driver for this same functionality?


    greg k-h

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