serial console on 8.x (probably sio vs uart)

Julian Elischer julian at
Fri Sep 12 18:07:33 UTC 2008

Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 10:04 AM -0700 9/12/08, Julian Elischer wrote:
>>> No. Hints are optional and misused as they are. We're
>>> not making things any cleaner if we make driver X look
>>> for hints for driver Y.
>> yeah but I almost bricked a machine the other day upgrading because
>> I didn't have any uart hints but there were sio hints from the
>> previous kernel that would have done the job.
> /usr/src/UPDATING includes some boot-loader commands which are
> supposed to help people who get into that situation.  That didn't
> work for me, but ...

that assumes you can get to the console.

> Hmm.  actually that reminds me of something I forgot to try.

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