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    SubjectRe: Opinions on removing /proc/tty?
    Jon Smirl wrote:
    > On 7/9/06, Randy.Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> wrote:
    >> On Sat, 8 Jul 2006 01:56:02 -0400 Jon Smirl wrote:
    >>
    >> > On 7/8/06, Randy.Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> wrote:
    >> > > I don't know how well this is an answer to your question,
    >> > > but I would like to be able to find a list of registered "consoles,"
    >> > > whether they be serial, usbserial, netconsole, lp, or whatever.
    >> > > /proc/tty/drivers does that partially.
    >> >
    >> > Console is an overloaded word. Do you want to know where it is legal
    >> > to send system log output to, or do you want to know where you can log
    >> > in from? There was a thread earlier that talked a little about
    >> > controlling this.
    >>
    >> I have a working definition:
    >> I want to see a list of drivers that have called register_console().
    >>
    >> > > I have a patch that also does it in /proc/consoles:
    >> > > http://www.xenotime.net/linux/patches/consoles-list.patch
    >> > > Is somewhere in /sys the right place to find a list of all consoles?
    >> >
    >> > /sys is the right place for this info but a class does not exist for
    >> it yet.
    >>
    >> I want a list of registered consoles. How would I express that in /sys ?
    >
    > You could make the list appear as an attribute in
    > /sys/class/tty/console. You will need to all a little sysfs code after
    > the console tty device is created.
    >

    That would violate the one file, one value rule and GregKH will drop
    it like a hot potato.

    A better solution is to have /sys/class/console.

    Tony
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