Subject: Re: Errors in init
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/02/1996 15:02:55
der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:

> Cleaner yet, IMO, would be for the kernel to hand-craft fd 0/1/2 for
> init, open onto the driver underlying /dev/console, without having to
> refer to anything in the filesystem.

This doesn't really work.  It leaves a reference to the console device
permanently open, which causes a few things to break (e.g. revoke(2)).

(Having already tried it...)