Subject: Re: Patch to add console scrollback support.
To: Lord Isildur <>
From: None <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/01/2001 12:03:30
This is just scrollback. Screen is much much more than that. 

Using that logic the whole multi-VT concept should go away since screen
essentially provides that as well.

Scrollback is useful for any number of things (especially boot messages which
aren't syslog'd). Being able to only look back at them once before I may
swap VT's (say to start X) makes this not as useful as it could be.


>not really. It is generally a Bad Thing to uneccessarily put 
>functionality easily provided by userland commands into the kernel. 
>On Fri, 1 Jun 2001 wrote:
>> because there's a pkgsrc package which does similiar things is really just
>> tangental to all of this.
>> James