Re: Giant Locked drivers
- Reply: Ed Maste : "Re: Giant Locked drivers"
- In reply to: Warner Losh : "Re: Giant Locked drivers"
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Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:43:30 UTC
On Tue, 15 Nov 2022 10:58:04 -0700 Warner Losh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 10:52 AM Steve Kargl < > email@example.com> wrote: > > > On Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 10:37:36AM -0700, Warner Losh wrote: > [...] > [...] > [...] > [...] > [...] > [...] > [...] > > > > Is there a list of effected drivers? Grepping /var/run/dmesg.boot > > on my system shows only "atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]". A scan of atkbd(4) > > shows > > > > This driver is required for the console driver syscons(4) or vt(4). > > > > So, setting debug.giant_drivers=1 will brick all FreeBSD workstations? > > > > You could still access them via serial port or the network. > > And I think USB-based systems would be fine. The comment you quoted is > slightly overstated. > > And yes, the point is to show the pain and get people to get off their !$#^ > and do something if they care. > I use a USB keyboard and a USB mouse. On my machine I see: grep -i giant /var/run/dmesg.boot WARNING: Device "consolectl" is Giant locked and may be deleted before FreeBSD 14.0. /dev/consolectl is used by both syscons and vt. Exactly what consolectl is used for I can't say, since there's no man page. -- Gary Jennejohn