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From: Gregory Nowak <email@example.com> To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: util-linux: prevent agetty from exiting if a serial port doesn't exist Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 20:16:16 -0700 Package: util-linux Version: 2.26.2-6+devuan1 Severity: wishlist Dear Maintainer, Please consider adding the ability for agetty/getty to keep running if attached to a serial port that doesn't exist, perhaps by passing a flag to it at invokation. This request is related to: <https://git.devuan.org/sdk/arm-sdk/issues/4> If agetty/getty was passed for example a --no-terminate flag, and attached to a valid serial port, it should behave like it does now. If getty/agetty was passed the --no-terminate flag for example, and attached to a serial port which doesn't exist, it would keep running instead of terminating. The agetty/getty instance doesn't need to check if that serial port becomes active later, The user would respawn agetty/getty via init if he/she wanted to use it on a serial port which wasn't active previously, but which later became active. This functionality would make it possible to have agetty listening on /dev/ttyS0 on the raspberry pi3, regardless of if enable_uart=1 was set or not set in /boot/config.txt, and therefore regardless of if /dev/ttyS0 exists or not. This in turn would greatly help in resolving issue four for arm-sdk mentioned above. Thank you. -- System Information: Architecture: aarch64 Kernel: Linux 4.10.0-rc5-v8+ (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT) Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init) Versions of packages util-linux depends on: ii initscripts 2.88dsf-59.2+devuan2 ii libblkid1 2.26.2-6+devuan1 ii libc6 2.19-18+deb8u9 ii libfdisk1 2.26.2-6+devuan1 ii libmount1 2.26.2-6+devuan1 ii libncurses5 5.9+20140913-1+b1 ii libpam0g 1.1.8-3.1+deb8u2 ii libselinux1 2.3-2 ii libslang2 2.3.0-2 ii libsmartcols1 2.26.2-6+devuan1 ii libtinfo5 5.9+20140913-1+b1 ii libuuid1 2.26.2-6+devuan1 ii lsb-base 4.1+devuan2 ii sysvinit-utils 2.88dsf-59.2+devuan2 ii tzdata 2017b-0+deb8u1 ii zlib1g 1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1 util-linux recommends no packages. Versions of packages util-linux suggests: ii dosfstools 3.0.27-1 ii kbd 1.15.5-2 pn util-linux-locales <none> -- no debconf information