On 0902T1712, Lundberg, Johannes wrote:
> I'm porting some Linux code and have some weird behavior.
> In this (Linux) code fstat() and minor() is used on a /dev/tty file
> descriptor to get a tty number to map to. In FreeBSD this returns a number
> around 60-70 for st_rdev which means VT_ACTIVATE ioctl call will fail
> because it only allows values 0-12.
> Should not this be compatible with FreeBSD? If not, what is the FreeBSD way
> to do this?
> Is there some implementation missing in vt?
Device numbers don't really matter in FreeBSD. To get the current
VT number, use VT_GETACTIVE ioctl. Take a look at vidcontrol(1)
source to see how it's done ("vidcontrol -i active").
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