Subject: Re: debugger on non-normal consoles...
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/26/1997 14:52:54
>>i'm running on an i386 (so perhaps i'm biased) but i can run the
>>console in any of 25, 28, 40 and 50 lines, with 80 or 132 columns.
>>how easy would it be to make ddb automatically pick these from the
>>pcvt console driver and use then instead of the default 18 and 50?
>Ick!  DDB is MI code; it should never try to access MD code like
>pcvt.  A far better suggestion would be to add function(s) to the MI
>console interface to return the size of the console, if they don't
>already exist.

granted.  easily.  :)

so...would one add a "getconsolesize()" or the like to each
architecture's machdep.c?  or is there a "better" way?

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