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Re: Can NUL bytes be removed from the installer output?

Sarah Newman <> wrote:

> I had to patch vixen (the Xen PV-in-HVM shim) just for the NetBSD
> domU installer due to NUL characters in the installer output:
> That patch is not currently part of the official branch and I don't
> know if it will be integrated.  Is it possible for the character
> encoding or something to be changed so there are no NUL bytes any
> more?

Padding NUL bytes are pretty normal in serial output.  See e.g.
section on "Padding" in the GNU termcap manual:


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