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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.13 35/99] tty: Set correct tty name in active sysfs attribute
On 02/21/2014 11:18 PM, Ray Strode wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> Ray, Josh, can I get some more information about this? Is this broken
>> in Linus's tree? Or did I get the backport wrong here?
> I don't think it's a problem with the backport specifically. To be
> honest, i'm not even 100% sure it is that patch. It was just the only
> patch that touched that code recently so it seemed likely. I didn't
> do builds to check for sure.
>
>> What is the value of the file before and after this patch?
> "tty0" in the past and "tty1" now
>
>> And what is plymouth doing with this file value, it was incorrect
>> before, what was it using the value for?
> See the other (3.11) thread for my initial message, but basically
> plymouth had code something like this pseudocode:
>
> /* disable splash if there are serial consoles */
> if (!contents_of_file_equals("/sys/class/tty/console/active", "tty0")) {
> disable_splash_and_force_verbose_messages();
> }
>
> since the file started saying tty1 that code started disabling the
> splash for everyone in rawhide.
>
<sigh>

And of course, checking for "!tty0" is the proper check for serial console.
Which, of course, means we have to stay with a broken kernel interface
for ever and ever.

Innovation, here we come.

</sigh>

Cheers,

Hannes
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