VT_WAITACTIVE (was: Re: ffreep support on Geode LX (XO-1))

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 11:54:23 EST 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Sascha Silbe
<sascha-ml-ui-sugar-olpc-devel at silbe.org> wrote:
> There's been some work in 2.6.32 on some shiny new interface that is
> supposed not to have the VT_WAITACTIVE bugs: [1]
> Maybe ul-warning can switch to that once the olpc tree has been rebased on
> top of 2.6.32... (or maybe not; haven't taken any look at it)

Interesting. For anyone interested in this, I've reimplemented dsd's
trick on chvt.pyx so it doesn't affect us anymore. The upcoming 8.2.2
has the fix.

For the F11 trac, dsd's was going to merge the fix into
modules-dracut-olpc to keep things consistent, even though that
codepath is now only hit on boot, and there's AFAIK nothing to race

Not sure what handles the shutdown-time VT-switch to the ul-warning,
but dsd sounded confident that it's not racey.

The bug report

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