cvs commit: src/sys/sparc64/conf GENERIC

David O'Brien obrien at
Fri Mar 11 18:29:33 PST 2005

On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 03:22:13AM +0100, Marius Strobl wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 08:55:51PM -0500, Jake Burkholder wrote:
> > David may be using ttyb. It seems that uart_cpu_sparc64.c assumes ttya 
> > if input-device is keyboard and output-device is screen, but the 
> > firmware handles for stdin and stdout are equal.
> > 
> > I can't think of a clean way to fix this, maybe get the handles for 
> > stdin and stdout and then search the firmware tree for a matching 
> > device? Or it may be possible to use stdin and stdout directly somehow.
> Correct, uart(4) assumes ttya in case the keyboard is not plugged
> in but that's also what OFW does on all boxes I've seen so far. IIRC
> this is also documented somewhere in the OFW or Sun specs.
> David, could you please hook up a monitor to the Blade 100? OFW
> displays a message on the screen where it switches the console to
> in case input-device=keyboard and output-device=screen but no
> keyboard is plugged in.
> Could you _please_ also test if uart(4) works as serial console
> if you set both input-device and output-device to ttya?

I will when I can reboot the machine next time and have the time to
rebuild the kernel.

Can you ask this testing of a larger audience on freebsd-sparc64?
So many people say they love testing things. :-)

-- David  (obrien at

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