Subject: Controlling terms (console aliases)
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/10/1995 20:06:00
> From: (Per Fogelstrom)
> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 23:19:25 +0200 (MET DST)
> Having a 'pccons' device or 'ttyv0' and the normal 'console'
> creates some funny behaviour. Opening and closing the 'pccons'
> device makes the 'console' device lose it's controlling terminal
> status. No wonder since they are separate nodes but causes
> confusion for the shell.

I wonder about this "console aliases" issue also (in general).
Which devices should the getty processes open?  /dev/console
or all the real devices to which /dev/console might point?

Having getty run only on the real devices makes all the devices
work for login regardless of which is considered the console.
Are there arguments for the other way?