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  • 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

  • #2
    i really hope, his stuff like this will get adopted

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    • #3
      VT from my cold dead hands, etc.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Why name?

              Why name it fblog and kmscon?

              Why not fblog, fbcon or kmslog, kmscon?

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              • #8
                HTML and CSS

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

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                • #9
                  The console belongs in the kernel. I want to be able to type even under memory pressure/swap storm.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                      Maybe still possible in user-space with process priority / nice levels.

                      Giving the process the highest priority or real-time priority.
                      Or maybe we can stop wasting time on inventing solutions to fake problems. Until someone can clarify what we gain from this, and how it radically overshadows what we lose, this is just wasted effort.

                      Relying on user space priority is a decent hypothesis, but anything in userspace could potentially have that very same niceness and priority. It's about as good as I expected, but that's about it.

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                      • #12
                        Or maybe we can stop wasting time on inventing solutions to fake problems. Until someone can clarify what we gain from this, and how it radically overshadows what we lose, this is just wasted effort.
                        Why bling of course! One of those "userspace terminal replacements", fbterm I think, brings things like TrueType fonts(tm), animated wallpapers(tm), integrated screen(tm)-like functionality(tm) and the kitchen sink.

                        Personally I'm waiting for it to have ads and geolocation.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wyatt View Post
                          Or maybe we can stop wasting time on inventing solutions to fake problems. Until someone can clarify what we gain from this, and how it radically overshadows what we lose, this is just wasted effort.
                          Agreed. Ctrl+Alt+F1 has saved my butt too many times to count when I've messed up my X session... or when in a full-screen app which captures all other inputs (preventing work space switching).

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