The Linux Kernel Console Is Being Killed Off

Posted by slacker_mike on Feb 9, 2013 9:14 AM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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David Herrmann has provided an update on his ambitious initiative to kill of the Linux kernel console. Herrmann has long been working on making the Linux kernel CONFIG_VT option unnecessary for providing a Linux console by punting it off to user-space. The Linux kernel VT console hasn't been changed much in the past two decades and Herrmann is hoping to see it replaced with a user-space solution he's been developing that would allow for multi-seat support, a hardware-accelerated console, full internalization, and other features.

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Good idea or bad idea? dinotrac 3 656 Feb 11, 2013 11:22 AM

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