Re: [patch] add class/tty/console/real_dev symlink
From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Oct 07 2004 - 13:01:29 EST
On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> This patch adds a symlink from /sys/class/tty/console/real_dev to
> e.g. /sys/class/tty/ttyS0 . This is needed because there is no way for
> userspace to determine what device the kernel is using as its console, and in
> the case of an installer that is important information. Otherwise, the
> installer cannot know which serial port you're booting on, for example, and
> so wouldn't know where to display itself.
The installer can just open /dev/console?
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