On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 12:19:52PM +0200, Carsten Langgaard wrote:
> > I think this has something to do with the fixes Bachus commited
> > lately. I think he changed something which made some getty's
> > not work anymore. Can you try an other getty ?
> I tried another getty and that seem to work, thanks.
> Do you know what break things, so I could redo Bachus fixes ?
Bacchus is angry about your misspelling of his name and punishes you
by el cheapo vine not under 5l ;-)
It's a change in the architecture independant code of the kernel which
result in the kernel initializing the serial tty with the CREAD flag
cleared. mingetty doesn't do a fully initialization of the terminal
but getty (from getty_ps) or mgetty do, so they work.
I'd consider that two bugs, one in the kernel and one in mingetty. It
means a user can messup terminal settings so completly that logging off
wouldn't fix things but only root intervention or reboot.