Subject: Re: Patch to add console scrollback support.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lord Isildur <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/2001 12:52:52
On Fri, 1 Jun 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> This is just scrollback. Screen is much much more than that.
but it also does a good job at scrollback.
> Using that logic the whole multi-VT concept should go away since screen
> essentially provides that as well.
i dont disagree with this line of thinking.. i tend to be trigger happy in
slaying feeping creatures wherever i see them... :)
> 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.
but boot messages have a very specific buffer they live in for this very
purpose, because you cant run something like screen for that. that buffer
also is good for other reasons, i doubt that was the primary motivation..
but general scrollback once youre in userland, using something like screen
for that i think, is the better solution that sticking it in the kernel.
just because linux does it doesnt mean we must!