cvs commit: src/sys/boot/sparc64/loader metadata.c

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Sat Apr 3 21:24:14 PST 2004

marcel      2004/04/03 21:24:13 PST

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/boot/sparc64/loader metadata.c 
  To quote the submitter:
  "...If "keyboard" is the selected input-device and "screen" the
  output-device (both via /options) but the keyboard is unplugged,
  OF automatically switches to ttya for the console, it even prints
  a line telling so on "screen". Solaris respects this behaviour and
  uses ttya as the console in this case and people probably expect
  FreeBSD to do the same (it's also very handy to temporarily switch
  "...I changed the comparison of the console device with "ttya" ||
  "ttyb" to "tty" because on AXe boards all 4 onboard UARTs end in
  SUB-D connectors (ttya and ttyb being 16550 and ttyc and ttyd a
  SAB82532) and there's no Sun keyboard connector (but PS/2). If one
  plugs a serial card in a box there also can be more than just ttya
  and ttyb available for a console..."
  Submitted by: Marius Strobl <marius at>
  Has no doubt that the change is correct: marcel
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.12      +15 -3     src/sys/boot/sparc64/loader/metadata.c

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