Subject: Re: console or ttyE0
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/2003 18:44:00
On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 08:39:36AM -0500, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> Are there reasons a user would prefer console over ttyE0 (or ttyE0 over
> console) in /etc/ttys? Are there functional differences?
Well all output to /dev/console can be grabbed using the TIOCPKT ioctl,
since you don't want the login session output to be grabbed /dev/console is
a bad, bad idea. Certain systems have a /dev/constty, NetBSD doesn't (yet).
David Laight: email@example.com