kern/7234: keyboard problems during login immediately after boot

S. C. Sprong s.c.sprong at
Fri Aug 27 03:26:04 PDT 2004

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Mark Linimon wrote:

>Synopsis: keyboard problems during login immediately after boot
>State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
>State-Changed-By: linimon
>State-Changed-When: Thu Aug 26 03:28:05 GMT 2004
>Is this still a problem with modern versions of FreeBSD?

My, that's an oldie! If I remember the situation correctly, the problem was
that at boot time my keyboard (-controller) could get into a specific state
(racing reset?) where incorrect keycodes were emitted which caused all login
attempts to crash and dump core (the real problem).

As far as I know, the problem disappeared somewhere during the 3.x-STABLE
track, but I didn't audit the login source code (being able to but did not
have the time then and I forgot) for unexpected input and neither did anyone
else, or am I wrong?


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