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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] devfs v99.11 available
    In <Pine.LNX.4.10.10002090846040.2414-100000@maxwell.futurevision.com> James Simmons (jsimmons@acsu.buffalo.edu) wrote:

    >> This is against 2.2.14. Highlights of this release:
    >>
    >> - Ported devfs-patch-v99.10 to kernel 2.2.14
    >>
    >> - Moved /dev/tty0 to /dev/vc/0

    > Why did you move tty0 to vc/0 ? The console system will be changing for
    > 2.5.X. It will become multihead aware which means that we might end up
    > with /dev/tty representing physical heads and /dev/vty to represent
    > virtual consoles.

    There are EXECTLY one tty with devfs now: /dev/tty - current tty for process.
    I think this name is used that way even before Linux. Now there are
    /dev/vc/* to represent virtual consoles and /dev/vcc/* to represent color
    virtual consoles (i.e. virtual consoles with attributes). /dev/tty0 was
    "current" virtual console. So it naturally belond to /dev/vc/0 . With multihead
    one additional directory can be itroduced for physical heads
    (/dev/<something>/*) but /dev/vc/* will be virtual consoles anyway and
    /dev/vc/0 will be current virtual console. You can not use names /dev/tty/*
    for "physical heads" and use /dev/tty at the same time (even with devfs you
    can not have character device and directory with the same name in one
    subdirectory). So what's strange with this decision ?




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