Subject: Re: Testing for devices in kernel startup
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/04/1996 14:30:10
On Mon, 4 Nov 1996 14:02:47 -0800 (PST) (Bill Studenmund) wrote:

 > I found that PR, and it looks ok. I think I'll try using it. It seems
 > to be (basically) what I had in mind.

Yah, it's pretty straight-forward, and works.  Charles took a look
at this at one time, and had the idea to just create a reference to
the console directly, and modified init(8) to deal with this, but
punted because it would have had the potentially nasty side-effect of
always keeping the console device open... (although, isn't this always
the case already?  I'll admit that I'm not totally sure...)

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