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SubjectRe: Serial Console
On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, PaulJakma wrote:

> how? symlink to /dev/ttyS0, or with console=ttyS0 boot option?


> use /dev/console (char, 5,1) for all your programmes and boot the
> kernel with serial console support and .
> /dev/console will go to serial, but afaik it doesn't block for lack of
> a terminal. (has something to do with /dev/console being semantically
> different to /dev/tty..., eg it doesn't block, not sure of the exact
> details).

Nope, /dev/console *does* block. ATM I've found a quick workaround - I
use "stty -F /dev/console clocal -crtscts" to turn off the serial flow
control at the stawrt of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit - this seems to work quite
well... of course it doesn't stop some program turning flow control back
on and ballsing it all up again :)


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