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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/2] xgetty: Do not edit /etc/inittab when switching from Xen to Linux and back

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 11:51:05AM +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-11-14 at 12:44 +0100, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> > xgetty establishes serial console name from system boot command
> > line (/proc/cmdline) and then runs getty. This is very useful if
> > someone switches very often between Linux and Xen and uses serial
> > console. xgetty does boring things and runs getty on relevant line.
> > This way nobody needs to worry about /etc/inittab changes anymore.
> This seems like it could be very useful, but it doesn't seem at all Xen
> specific. I think it would be worth trying to get this into an upstream
> -- e.g. agetty (since that is what you appear to shell out to).
> We've been slowly getting rid of the various random tools (e.g. losetup,
> miniterm), I'd be loathe to start adding more.

Thanks. Roger.


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