[PATCH] getty: Wait until all output written to stdout has been transmitted

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Mon Jan 24 16:02:41 UTC 2011

Am 24.01.2011 04:44, schrieb Denys Vlasenko:
> On Monday 24 January 2011 03:05, Rob Landley wrote:
>> Wow, what a horrible leftover from the 1970's.  You realize that actual
>> teletype hardware hasn't been connected to Linux machines in... um,
>> forever?  The login command prompts for login: what exactly is getty
>> supposed to be doing here?

We have removed that last (real) TTY last your. You should have said that
you wanted one :)

>>From the code, getty is supposed to set termios parameters.
> login doesn't do that, it expects those param to be set.
> Actually, other getties (mgetty IIRC) are much more advanced
> in this regard: they can set not only baud rate, but also
> 7/8 bits, and various kinds of parity, do expect/send handshake,
> and even receive faxes (!) :)
>> More to the point, do modems actually get used anywhere anymore?
> Modems probably no, serial lines yes.

I would like to to protest. Our monitoring station are normally equipped
with a modem. It is cheaper that DSL etc.


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