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SubjectRe: Bug in console driver?
Michael Schroeder wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> I suppose there is a bug in the 2.4-kernel console driver
> (../drivers/char/console.c).
>
> It seems that (if there is a slow video device) this driver disables the
> handling of interrupts while writing or switching the consoles.
>

Yup. This was fixed in -ac kernels a few months ago. We're working
on a merge into Linus' kernels at present - it's still a fairly large
patch though.

The latest diff (against 2.4.10-pre10) is at
http://www.uow.edu.au/~andrewm/linux/2.4.10-pre10-no-console-lock-2.patch

Could you please test it?

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