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SubjectRe: Multiple Keyboards in 2.2/2.4?
On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 08:17:29PM -0400, James Simmons wrote:
> > > On the console level their are complex issues as well. Consider a
> > > system with 4 VTs attached to one machine. What if one person pressed
> > > Ctrl-Alt-Del. Anyone can bring the system down when multiple people depend
> > > on it.
> >
> > That particular one is a userspace issue; you can simply tell init not to do
> > anything when Ctrl-Alt-Del is pressed. (You'd also want to disable
> > magic-sysrq for the same reason.)
> Don't forget about where printk goes to. Should it goe to every VT or just
> one?

IMHO, it shouldn't go to any consoles; it should go to syslog, which can
then be distributed in userspace.

> As for SysRq do users want the option to disable for everyone, have
> it work for one VT or allow it for everyone? Do we want a all or nothing
> policy?

Eventually? It would be nice to have it only available on some consoles, as
you say, but for now it's safe to just disable it everywhere.


Adam Sampson
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