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Re: std location for system console


From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: std location for system console
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 00:34:14 +0200
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On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 06:31:48PM -0400, Joshua Judson Rosen wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 07:20:08PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > Ok.  Where do you put the horde of virtual consoles 
> > "somename/NUMBER/console"?
> > /dev/console is taken by the kernel device console already, and is assumed
> > to be a single node, and not a directory of directories with nodes.
> 
> Why can't it be both a tty and a directory?

Because we are talking about different processes, and that's only the main
technical reason.

Thanks,
Marcus


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