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SubjectRe: Little console problem in 2.5.30
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 14:36:25 +0200 (MEST)
> From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>

> > I would appreciate if someone would explain me if the attached patch
> > does the right thing. The problem is that I do not use the framebuffer,
> > and use a serial console. Whenever a legacy /sbin/init tries to
> > open /dev/tty0, the system oopses dereferencing conswitchp in
> > visual_init().

> > int vc_allocate(unsigned int currcons) /* return 0 on success */
> > {
> > - if (currcons >= MAX_NR_CONSOLES)
> > + if (currcons >= MAX_NR_CONSOLES || conswitchp == NULL)
>
> And this worked before?
>
> conswitchp must never be NULL, say `conswitchp = &dummy_con;' in your setup.c
> if you have a serial console.
>
> >From looking at arch/sparc/kernel/setup.c, perhaps you have
> CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=n?

This only works if CONFIG_FB is present, and I do not want to add
one more useless chunk of code to the build. All my boxes have
serial consoles (like I said, I would throw CONFIG_VT away if
only it was not welded into the rest of the code so well).

-- Pete
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