[Bug 228315] No console login prompt on FreeBSD 11.2-BETA1 on amd64

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            Bug ID: 228315
           Summary: No console login prompt on FreeBSD 11.2-BETA1 on amd64
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.1-STABLE
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: conf
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: hs.spref at gmail.com
             Flags: mfc-stable11?

Hi ,

After regular update with sources  via svn to r333673 (FreeBSD11.2 BETA1,
110151) on amd64 the box is booting only until the familiar login prompt is
supposed to appear. It keeps hanging there in limbo forever without showing the

I suppose recent commit r333673 from 2018-05-16 (MFC r333436) is the culprit,
as it changed /etc/ttys default status fields from 'on ' to 'onifexists'. 
init(8) though doesn't know about  'onifexists' because the commit to HEAD, 
r330054 from 2018-02-27, introducing 'onifexists',  was never MFC'd to stable.

Reverting /etc/ttys status fields back to 'on' solved the issue for me.

So IMHO  either commit r333673 should be reverted or commit r330054 could
be MFC'd for functionalitys sake.

Maybe I am the very last to login via console as I haven't seen any notice of
this issue anywhere else.


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