kern/90050: boot -s drops serial console at sh prompt
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Dec 6 15:20:15 PST 2005
The following reply was made to PR kern/90050; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
To: Nick Johnson <freebsd at spatula.net>
Cc: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>, FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: kern/90050: boot -s drops serial console at sh prompt
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 18:11:38 -0500
On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 02:43:02PM -0800, Nick Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 01:35:54PM -0800, Nick Johnson wrote:
> >>On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >>>Did the same thing work under 5.4?
> >>I'm afraid I honestly don't remember. I'm not sure if I ever tried it,
> >>because this box was born a 5.4 machine; I don't know if I ever booted it
> >>single-user remotely.
> >So how do you know it's a 6.0 bug and not misconfiguration? :)
> Are you suggesting that the behaviour is appropriate? That dropping the
> serial console once you get to a prompt somehow makes sense?
In my experience, the serial console works if configured correctly
(e.g. in /boot/loader.conf). I asked the question to try and
determine whether you're talking about a regression I have not seen,
or if it's possible you just don't have it set up right.
> I'm not going to get into a nerd-slapping fight / cock-size contest over
> this. Getting defensive and sanctimonious every time a bug is reported is
> counterproductive. It's just a bug report. It's not a commentary on
> anyone's worth as a developer or human being. It's simply a problem that
> should be fixed, because it doesn't make any sense the way it is now.
You're the only one getting upset, buddy :-) Now, can we focus on
discussing your bug report?
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