On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 10:03:23PM +0100, Manuel Schölling wrote:
> Hi Andrey,
> On Di, 2016-11-29 at 10:01 +0000, Andrey Utkin wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 10:28:19PM +0100, Manuel Schölling wrote:
> > Regarding logout scrollback clearing not working for me. ncurses-6.0-rc1
> > which I tested it with is the latest available in Gentoo portage, please
> > confirm whether I need any newer version, or should I tune something
> > else. I'd appreciate if you also tested your patch with gentoo setup.
> I finally setup gentoo

Wow, what a big undertaking.

> running agetty (util-linux-2.26.2) and patching
> the file term-utils/agetty.c with
> static void termio_clear(int fd)
> {
>       /*
>        * Do not write a full reset (ESC c) because this destroys
>        * the unicode mode again if the terminal was in unicode
>        * mode.  Also it clears the CONSOLE_MAGIC features which
>        * are required for some languages/console-fonts.
>        * Just put the cursor to the home position (ESC [ H),
>        * erase everything below the cursor (ESC [ J), and set the
>        * scrolling region to the full window (ESC [ r)
>        */
> -     write_all(fd, "\033[r\033[H\033[J", 9);
> +     write_all(fd, "\033[3J\033[r\033[H\033[J", 13);
> }
> solves the issue with the scrollback buffer after log out.
> Let me know if you agree that this is the right way to go and I will
> send a patch to the maintainer of util-linux.

I believe you that this works and you must know better than me whether
this solution is correct. Besides that, I'd suggest updating that large
block comment before the updated write_all() call to describe the new
action you're doing. Please CC me in your discussion with util-linux

Also I'd suggest coming back in a while, to set this feature enabled by
default. I wonder how many years to wait gracefully until "stable"
distros update util-linux to ensure secure scrollback wiping. 3? 5?

> Thanks again for spending all this time to test the patch!

Thank you very much for your time and effort in bringing this useful

I give all sorts of my approval on this patchset:
Reviewed-by: Andrey Utkin <andrey_ut...@fastmail.com>
Tested-by: Andrey Utkin <andrey_ut...@fastmail.com>

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