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Date:	Wed, 5 Sep 2007 07:32:28 -0500 (CDT)
From: (Bob Tracy)
To:	Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: Re: [BUG?] 2.6.23-rc3 on alpha

Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Bob Tracy wrote:
> > I'm seeing something new and strange with 2.6.23-rc3 that I wasn't
> > seeing in the 2.6.22+ kernels.  I've got the bootlogo code enabled,
> > and at the point during system initialization where the logo
> > disappears, the console switches from tty1 to tty2.  I can switch
> > back to tty1, so other than the unexpected console tty switch, there
> > doesn't seem to be anything "unfortunate" happening.
> > 
> > Any ideas/explanations?  It's completely repeatable.  I don't think
> > it's related to the "aboot" patches :-).
> The kernel doesn't make the logo disappear, the boot scripts (in
> userspace) do that. So I guess they also switch the console from tty1 to
> tty2.

I don't disagree with Geert's statement (the console was switching when
the console fonts got loaded during system initialization), but the
problem no longer exists in 2.6.23-rc5.  Weird.  N.B.: it could have
been fixed in 2.6.23-rc4, but I didn't try that kernel.  In any event,
I'll quit looking for the cause unless the problem recurs :-).

Bob Tracy          |  "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist- "       |   - Last words of Union General John Sedgwick,
                   |  Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, U.S. Civil War
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