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authorHannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de>2014-02-07 11:38:30 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2014-02-07 08:40:54 -0800
commitd8a5dc3033af2fd6d16030d2ee4fbd073460fe54 (patch)
tree52ecd6d59354df0c3b26c9f3236f668ed26af1c7 /Documentation
parent3ac06b905655b3ef2fd2196bab36e4587e1e4e4f (diff)
tty: Set correct tty name in 'active' sysfs attribute
The 'active' sysfs attribute should refer to the currently active tty devices the console is running on, not the currently active console. The console structure doesn't refer to any device in sysfs, only the tty the console is running on has. So we need to print out the tty names in 'active', not the console names. This resolves an issue on s390 platforms in determining the correct console device to use. Cc: Lennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net> Cc: Kay Sievers <kay@vrfy.org> Cc: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz> Cc: David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Werner Fink <werner@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de> Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-tty b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-tty
index ad22fb0ee765..a2ccec35ffce 100644
--- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-tty
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-tty
@@ -3,7 +3,8 @@ Date: Nov 2010
Contact: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
Shows the list of currently configured
- console devices, like 'tty1 ttyS0'.
+ tty devices used for the console,
+ like 'tty1 ttyS0'.
The last entry in the file is the active
device connected to /dev/console.
The file supports poll() to detect virtual