slow serial console 5.2.1

J.D. Bronson jbronson at
Sun Jul 4 07:23:16 PDT 2004

At 09:20 AM 7/4/2004, Skylar Thompson wrote:
>On Sun, Jul 04, 2004 at 08:59:57AM -0500, J.D. Bronson wrote:
> > This is really odd. I setup a 5.2.1 machine and used the serial port for
> > console. I see it booting up just fine until it gets to the part where it
> > checks the hard drive for fragmentation....then it SLOWS to a crawl....
> >
> > it get's past the hard drive and then each part of the boot is word by 
> word
> > as if someone is typing it....
> >
> > Once the machine is up, the network side of it FLIES and all is well...but
> > the serial console cannot be used at all...nothing happens. Like it's
> > jammed or stuck for example.
> >
> > This is on a compaq deskpro EN SFF with dual COM ports and I built a 
> kernel
> > that detects as much as I can on this machine.
> >
> > I have other FreeBSD machines that do not exhibit this and was 
> wondering if
> > anyone else came across this before and what they did?
>Do the serial settings change at all on the port?

Not that I am aware of...9600N81 ...thats all I ever use. Its something 
specific to this machine, as if I take the hard drive and toss it into an 
IBM machine (just for a test) it boots right up.

J.D. Bronson
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