problems with /dev/console and "job control"

walter harms wharms at
Sat Jun 26 21:09:15 UTC 2010

Christian Ruppert schrieb:
> On 06/26/2010 06:35 PM, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
>> On Saturday 26 June 2010 17:02, Christian Ruppert wrote:
>>> On 06/26/2010 04:46 PM, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
>>>> On Saturday 26 June 2010 13:30, Christian Ruppert wrote:
>>>>> Hey guys,
>>>>> I try to setup busybox properly for my initrd although I don't get it
>>>>> working with "job control".
>>>>> I thought that console=... would help (kernel cmdline) but it doesn't.
>>>>> It works so far (at least CTRL+C) if I use openvt -s but that is no
>>>>> solution for me.
>>>>> I use my own /init script which later calls "exec /bin/sh" to enter a
>>>>> rescue shell but CTRL+C etc. isn't working. :(
>>>> Does this answer your question?
>>> Not really because how can I run the shell in a real console there?
>>> I have no ttySX at all and other console= values doesn't seem to work.
>> So you do not know what is your tty?
> I do.. I'll rephrase it:
> I don't have a serial cable connected or anything else so I can't test
> different console= parameter.
> # dmesg|grep console
> console [tty0] enabled
> But still "no job control"
>> Please post complete dmesg output, and ls -l /dev/*tty*
> See attached dmesg.
> from tty -> tty63 everything crw-rw---- root:root
> ttyS devices also exists but they're not available.

But you have a network running ?
so you can use netconsole to send the bootmessages etc
via network.

You can also send data via "netcat". are you aware of that ?


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