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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 22:14:01 +0200
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On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 10:02:02PM +0200, Niels Möller wrote:
> > So if you mean that the console starts a term server, that could work.
> > 
> > There is only a small glitch, but I guess we have this anyway.  term must
> > know about its path, and the path to the console.
> 
> If term is started by console, the console needs to know the path to
> the term binary. But I think that's all anyone needs to know, it can
> give term a port to the /dev/vts/17 directory, and term can do a local
> lookup of "tty" and "console" there. Or a port directly to
> /dev/vts/17/console. Perhaps it doesn't work with the standard
> translator startup messages, but I don't think it should be too hard
> to arrange.

Well, that covers the console part.  For term's node itself, I am not sure
if you have given it any reflection.  The cruel world outside requires us to
implement ttyname(), which uses the term_get_nodename RPC on the terminal node.

Not sure about the term life span question.

Thanks
Marcus

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