General PTY and CONSOLE question

Gene Smith gds at
Fri Sep 19 17:04:42 UTC 2008

Does a PTY driver require the console driver? When I remove 
CONSOLE_DRIVER_TABLE_ENTRY from the Device_drivers[] array I get no pty 
login. Are they somehow tied together? Examples I have seen on the list 
have the both.

I need to run with my UART h/w disabled (I can't have it on, I need its 
I/O ports for other functions). However I would still like the PTY 
login/shell to be working (for now).

The other problem also might be that print[kf] calls are still present 
in the code. printk still tries to send chars to the uart even when 
CONSOLE is gone. I am not sure about printf.


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