Mike Gerdts wrote:
> Over in sysadmin-discuss I went fishing[1] for interest in console
> management mechanisms to hide the differences between the various
> console implementations for LDOMs, Zones, xVM, ILOM, ALOM, etc.

A noble goal.  I know we have some of that in some of our internal to 
Sun lab infrastructure.  I'll ask what can be released as opensolaris 
projects.

> A couple people have suggested in follow-ups that there may be common
> work between the vconsole project and what I was talking about.  Being
> familiar with virtual consoles offered by Linux (require KVM) and
> having managed lots of text-based (9600,8,n,1) consoles in data center
> environments, I am not sure that I see the overlap.
> 
> I am *not* after a mechanism where I am at the keyboard (either direct
> attach or remote KVM) and I can use keyboard sequences to switch
> between a fairly limited (less than 1000) number of virtual consoles
> on that one machine.

I don't believe this virtual consoles project is not really providing 
anything usable for your problem.

-- 
Darren J Moffat

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