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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Console: fall back to /dev/null when no console is availlable
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    On Mer, 2004-10-06 at 18:41, Greg KH wrote:
    > 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?

    Userspace is more flexible. What does the kernel do if it can't figure
    out what to open as fd 0, 1, 2. Either it explodes or asks user space.
    While /sbin/hotplug can mknod itself a private /dev/null and
    /dev/console in an emergency.
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