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Thread: FBLOG: A Frame-Buffer Driver Just For Kernel Logs

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    Default FBLOG: A Frame-Buffer Driver Just For Kernel Logs

    Phoronix: FBLOG: A Frame-Buffer Driver Just For Kernel Logs

    Appearing this weekend on the Linux kernel mailing list was a new frame-buffer driver with the sole purpose of the "fblog" driver being for showing the kernel logs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEyMTg

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    i really hope, his stuff like this will get adopted

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    VT from my cold dead hands, etc.

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    If this doesn't kill the VT from the kernel, does this still have any advantages when living side-by-side with VT in the kernel?

    What advantages does this have?

    Does this accept just plain text, or does it also do ANSI coloring and stuff like that?

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    Default Solution in search of a problem

    No, really, what's the point of this? I thought all the ADHD C programmers were busy making init less reliable. What gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    VT from my cold dead hands, etc.
    You can still have your VT.
    I love the VT too.
    kmscon doesn't want to entirely get rid of VT, just move out out from the kernel to userspace.

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    Default Why name?

    Why name it fblog and kmscon?

    Why not fblog, fbcon or kmslog, kmscon?

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    Hey, think if someone make a console with HTML and CSS instead of ANSI / VT220?

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    The console belongs in the kernel. I want to be able to type even under memory pressure/swap storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    The console belongs in the kernel. I want to be able to type even under memory pressure/swap storm.
    Maybe still possible in user-space with process priority / nice levels.

    Giving the process the highest priority or real-time priority.

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