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SubjectRe: Multiple Keyboards in 2.2/2.4?

On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Adam Sampson wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 10:00:05AM -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? 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?

MS: (n) 1. A debilitating and surprisingly widespread affliction that
renders the sufferer barely able to perform the simplest task. 2. A disease.

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