Subject: Re: Console Magic redux
To: None <,>
From: Chris Torek <torek@BSDI.COM>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/26/2000 13:52:03
>Drivers may think they are the console but be very wrong.
>On some machines, like SPARC, one device can register as the console
>only to find another device has replaced it later.

Erm, are consoles dynamic, then, or are these devices just
mistaken to begin with?

(I personally still think the "right" way to handle console-ness
is to autoconfig as usual, then have the top-level kernel open
the appropriate I/O stream -- which may even be a network connection
-- and hold it open forever as "the console".  But this is another
matter entirely...)