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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Console: fall back to /dev/null when no console is availlable
On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 04:00:23PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Maw, 2004-10-05 at 22:13, Russell King wrote:
> > I'm redirecting them in the /sbin/hotplug script to something sane,
> > but I think the kernel itself should be directing these three fd's
> > to somewhere whenever it invokes any user program, even if it is
> > /dev/null.
>
> Someone should yes. There are lots of fascinating things happen when
> hotplug opens a system file, it gets assigned fd 2 and then we write to
> stderr.

Good point. So, should we do it in the kernel, in call_usermodehelper,
so that all users of this function get it correct, or should I do it in
userspace, in the /sbin/hotplug program?

Any opinions?

thanks,

greg k-h
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