The Linux CONFIG_VT Mayhem
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 25 September 2013 at 11:09 AM EDT. 4 Comments
In the past number of months on Phoronix there have been numerous articles about the conquest of David Herrmann and others to killing CONFIG_VT in the Linux kernel or at least deprecating it. Here's the latest material on the matter.

David Herrmann presented on Monday at XDC2013 over the state of CONFIG_VT and its 20 year history. For those that weren't able to attend, he's posted his material to this Wiki page that does include PDF slides.

On a related note, prior to that on Monday he talked about DRM security where there's also PDF slides and a video that's embedded below. However, the video noise quality appears to be rather high.

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