#11439 NORM 11.3.1: Move console from tty0 to a non-X console

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#11439: Move console from tty0 to a non-X console
           Reporter:  greenfeld    |       Owner:                                   
               Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                              
           Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  11.3.1                           
          Component:  kernel       |     Version:  Development build as of this date
         Resolution:               |    Keywords:                                   
        Next_action:  diagnose     |    Verified:  0                                
Deployment_affected:               |   Blockedby:                                   
           Blocking:               |  

Comment(by greenfeld):

 Perhaps for non-fatal errors rsyslogd could just echo it somewhere like
 something seems to do for Fedora setup/livecds.  However this is disabled
 by default, and not very helpful for most users.

 The original misconception which led to this ticket was a B1 which ran the
 kernel OOM killer while running runin, where I only spotted the kernel
 warnings on the XO console and not in the serial logs for an unknown
 reason.  I then discovered text written to /dev/console and /dev/tty0
 (character devices with different major/minor numbers) did not show up on
 the serial port ttyS2.

 According to the Linux kernel documentation this latter behavior is
 expected {kernel messages to all, but only the last item specified is
 considered /dev/console for usage}.  I will try to force the OOM killer to
 trigger and see if the issue persists tomorrow.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11439#comment:5>
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