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Question: Is waitv honored?

Forum: Device Drivers
Keywords: waitv VT
Date: Sun, 07 Jul 1996 02:18:18 GMT
From: Michael K. Johnson <>

The vt_mode structure in /usr/include/linux/vt.h has a member called waitv that doesn't seem to be used. That is, drivers/char/vt.c examines and sets it, and drivers/char/tty_io.c resets it when the terminal is reset, but nothing else seems to be done with it.

I'm guessing that it exists because the SVR4 VT code has a structure member of the same name, and that the only reason it is set and reset is for compatibility with apps written for SVR4. Am I right?