Re: Console handling (was: Re: Let's vote for PnP on 2.2)

James Mastros (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 19:50:54 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 13 Dec 1997, Alan Cox wrote:
> All you need is an ioctl() that gives a list of in/out/memory operations
> to do, and at the same time commits a "recovery" set of operations into
> kernel space to be run on screen switch back.
> Alan

Didn't Linux have that back when having different # of lines in different
VTs? (In a more limited form, naturaly, since the modes on different VTs
were, well, less different).

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