A Run Down Of VT Switching On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 25 August 2013 at 01:12 AM EDT. 108 Comments
David Herrmann, the student developer working on DRM Render Nodes this summer and has been a longtime proponent of killing the Linux kernel console, has written at length about VT (virtual terminal) switching on Linux systems.

Herrmann has worked on projects like a DRM terminal emulator, a frame-buffer log driver, and numerous other related projects in his long-term goal to kill off the Linux kernel console (CONFIG_VT).

For those wanting to learn more about the Linux VT system, David has written several extensive blog posts this weekend to detail the current implementation:

- How VT switching works.

- Session management on Linux.

- Sane session switching.

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