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Re: console-client close to initial check in

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: console-client close to initial check in
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 16:02:49 -0400 (EDT)

> I am thinking about running getty on the command line directly, so I can
> add one without putting it into ttys and reboot.

Well then just run it.  That's all runttys does.  Oh, it calls setsid first.

> Ah, yes, put on my to do list.  I would add it right quick, but I would
> prefer to have option parsing in drivers implemented before that.  I am
> unsure how to do that, though.  Is the following ok?
> console --driver vga --many-glyphs \
>         --driver pc_kbd --jump-to-bottom-at-keypress \
>         /dev/vcs

Good enough.  I think it should work to just recurse into an argp for the
driver at that point.  Driver argps should just leave trailing unknown
arguments alone.  Then the main argp picks up the argp->next it left and
knows to skip those args.

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