Matthew Miller (mattdm(a)mattdm.org) said:
> One notable change that was made is that we were able to
> jobs to the point where the number of login consoles is now configurable,
> without editing or removing upstart job definitions.
> This is done by the ACTIVE_CONSOLES parameter in /etc/sysconfig/init;
> the default value is "/dev/tty/[1-6]", which means that mingetty
> will be started on ttys 1 through 6. Shell globs are accepted.
How hard would it be to make this be different in runlevels 3 and 5? I like
to have lots in runlevel 3, and few if X is available.
Given how it's implemented, you could do something truly disgusting like
ACTIVE_CONSOLES=$([ "$RUNLEVEL" = 3 ] && echo '/dev/tty[1-6]' ||
I'm not sure I really want to *support* people doing that, though.