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SubjectRe: [patch v2] Fixes and cleanups for earlyprintk aka boot console.

Gerd> The console subsystem already has an idea of a boot console,
Gerd> using the CON_BOOT flag. The implementation has some flaws
Gerd> though. The major problem is that presence of a boot console
Gerd> makes register_console() ignore any other console devices
Gerd> (unless explicitly specified on the kernel command line).

Would this explain why recent version of GDM don't find the keyboard
properly when you boot with a kernel command line of:

kernel ... console=tty0 console=ttyS1,96008N1

until you stop and restart GDM? This was filed under Debian bug
#406457 (see
and I could never figure it out until I removed my serial console line
at one point.

I'll have to try this patch out and let you and the GDM 2.16.x
developers know what happens.

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