docs/84094: [PATCH] Serial Communication Doc Error

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Jul 25 21:37:30 UTC 2005

On Monday 25 July 2005 04:57 pm, Devon H. O'Dell wrote:
> >Description:
> 	The serial communications chapter of the handbook implies that setting up
> boot messages to be output on the serial console can be quickly achieved by
> inserting
> 	set console="comconsole"
> 	into /boot/loader.conf
> 	This is incorrect and will trigger a syntax error. Instead, the same line
> should be inserted into /boot/loader.rc _or_ the ``set'' part should be
> removed to give the equivilant for loader.conf(5)
> 	The attached patches contain a choice of corrections; I suppose it is up
> to the doc team to decide which is more applicable. I would personally
> prefer the loader.conf(5) one (the second patch) since changing loader.rc
> generally seems to me to be a bad idea.

Agreed.  This sort of thing belongs in loader.conf.

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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