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  • The NULL TTY Driver Is Coming To The Linux 5.2 Kernel

    Phoronix: The NULL TTY Driver Is Coming To The Linux 5.2 Kernel

    While initially some questions were raised over the usefulness and practicality of this driver when it was first proposed on the kernel mailing list, the NULL TTY driver is set to make its maiden voyage to mainline with the upcoming Linux 5.2 kernel cycle...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-For-Linux-5.2

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    Wow! I remember messing around with the "CTTY NUL" command in MS-DOS years ago. It would appear to lock up the system, though it would actually just disconnect the console from the operating system.

    It's crazy how a feature that was introduced in MS-DOS 5.0 back in 1991 is finally finding its way into Linux in 2019.

    See https://www.computerhope.com/cttyhlp.htm

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    • #3
      What is this for?
      Is this for cloud and IoT?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        What is this for?
        Is this for cloud and IoT?
        Yes + embedded controllers.

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