serial ttys broken?

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Tue Sep 20 08:30:39 PDT 2005

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 07:27:13AM -0700, othermark wrote:
> Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> > In message <20050920110023.GA468 at>, Ruslan Ermilov writes:
> > 
> >>I have the following issues with serial on today's -CURRENT:
> > 
> > Hmm, my box runs just as fine as always with serial console.
> > 
> >>2) If booted with -h, as most people are doing, but without
> >>   the recently added -S option to boot2, serial console
> >>   works in 9600 bps as advertised, but despite std.9600 in
> >>   /etc/ttys, the speed is set to 115200.
> >>
> >>My configuration is pretty much GENERIC.  Rumors are that these
> >>issues aren't new.
> > 
> > This is the first I hear about them...
> > 
> > I won't have time to look at it for the next several weeks
> > (unless it happens on my machine and forces me to handle it).
> > 
> I probably should have piped up on -current, but yes, serial console is
> 'different' after the recent changes went into the boot loader.
> -P  in /boot.config and the following in /etc/make.conf
> used to be enough for my boxes to work, but now (of course, only after a
> installworld for the bootloader) the following in /boot/loader.conf
> console=comconsole
> comconsole_speed=115200
> seems to be required for serial console to work.
Serial console aside, can you PLEASE verify that you can get
getty(8) working on the first serial port if it is NOT set up as
a serial console?  That is, with an empty /boot.config and
default syscons console, can you get a login: prompt on a
serial port?  I cannot, on neither of my -current machines,
nor i386 nor amd64.  People I asked around report the same.

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-current mailing list