Subject: Re: Patch to add console scrollback support.
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/01/2001 16:38:57
Why not use the screen package? (pkgsrc/misc/screen)
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 11:35:12AM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> How hard would it be to not have 1 buffer (which gets destroyed on VT
> switch) and instead keep a running buffer per VT?
> This allows people to switch at will but scroll back if something was running
> they need to look at.
> >Sorry John. This is my first attempt at making anything work at the
> >The stuff I ported over from OpenBSD was the work of Aaron Campbell.
> >Just as in OpenBSD the buffer is destroyed when you switch VTs. It only
> >can scroll back 8 pages maximum. There is no way to change that at the moment,
> >although there should be. Also, there is no way to disable support for it.
> >It operates through vga and pcdisplay. The other work submitted previously,
> >that I failed to notice until now, seems much more complete.
> >Justin Reigle
> >On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 12:40:57AM -0400, John Hawkinson wrote
> >> I believe that there is other work in this area. See Paolo Losi
> >> <firstname.lastname@example.org>'s mail of Wed, 03 Jan 2001 01:38:35 +0100
> >> (<3A52748B.6A0BA20A@lombardiacom.it>) to tech-kern, and the ensuing
> >> thread.
> >> At the very least, your patch omits documentation, as well as credit
> >> to the OpenBSD folks who did the original work. Both would need to be
> >> rectified.
> >> --jhawk