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Re: setting standard fds to console in translator libs

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: setting standard fds to console in translator libs
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 21:11:20 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.18i

On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 11:30:54AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> nisse@lysator.liu.se (Niels M?ller) writes:
> > Why was this feature added to libdiskfs? I agree that some consistency
> > would be nice.
> I agree with you.  Messages should just go to stderr.
> The reason diskfs has a special option is because a bootstrap
> filesystem needs to function specially.  Note that that code is only
> used for bootstrap filesystems, and only libdiskfs supports being one
> of those.

All non-bootstrap libdiskfs based passive translators on root
will open /dev/console at the moment, while all passive translators
not based on libdiskfs will just have all output dropped.  It is this
discrepancy that lead us to the question, not the difference between
bootstrap and non-bootstrapping filesystems.


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