Terminals are one of the most important parts of how programs interact with users. Usually programs print output into them and read user input from.
Supported terminal types
There are wide range of terminals exist in linux world: unix98 psesudoterminals (pty), bsd terminals, virtual terminals (vt) and etc. In CRIU we support the pty completely and vt in a way full enough for enough for work. By full support we mean complete save of pty internal state including queued data. In turn for vt only plain restoration supported which means it is complete enough to do a traditional operations with terminals after restore but if there was some data queued and not yet delivered to a terminal user it will be lost. It is worth to mention that such situation should not be treated as any kind of error -- the terminal transport layer never ever be one with guaranteed data delivery.