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SubjectRe: Why are not processes HUPped when they open /dev/console?
On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:38:40 +0100
Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> don't you remember by a chance the reason for this test in __tty_hangup:
> if (filp->f_op->write != tty_write)
>
> The logic there is not to HUP processes that have this tty open via
> /dev/console.

Because if you hang up the console the machine crashes ?

At least that's what used to happen.

Alan


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