kern/90050: boot -s drops serial console at sh prompt

Kris Kennaway kris at
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>
To: Nick Johnson <freebsd at>
Cc: Kris Kennaway <kris at>, FreeBSD-gnats-submit at
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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