[Buildroot] [PATCH] system: add "askfirst shell" as an option for busybox init

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Dec 17 16:28:18 UTC 2014

Dear Alexey Brodkin,

On Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:18:44 +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:

> > > Then the question is why this is not a default in Buildroot?
> > > IMHO most of the time kernel's bootcmd has console set so explicit setup
> > > of tty in Buildroot might be required in some corner cases only.
> > 
> > I agree, maybe we should make this the default. What happens on
> > PC-style platforms? Is console= typically set to tty1 ?
> Well from dmesg output of my Fedora 21 I see this:
> --->---
> [    0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
> --->---
> Is this what you're looking for?

I don't know if running a getty on tty0 actually works. tty0 is
actually a "fake" device that points to the current virtual console. To
be tested, maybe with the Qemu/x86 emulation.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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