Multiple console support for loader(8)

Scott Long scottl at
Fri Apr 30 12:29:01 PDT 2004

Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> Hi,
> For a while I have been frustrated that the /boot.config -D option only
> works for the boot1/2 and has no effect in the loader.
> contails patches to
> support multiple consoles in the loader, and allows a single -D option
> in /boot.config to give dual console support to the bootblocks, the
> loader and the kernel.
> Before I go ahead and tidy the patches up, document the changes and code
> the non-i386 parts, is this something that is wanted? It always seemed
> strange to me that boot2 could support dual consoles, while the loader
> couldn't even with it's very nice console framework code.
> Gavin

Yes, this has been on my TODO list for several years =-)  While you are 
at it, what do you think about cleaning up the serial code so that the
line settings can be controlled easier and more uniformly?


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