serial port config

David Rio Deiros drio at
Mon Sep 27 13:24:40 PDT 2004

> So, let me get this straight....I am going to add:
> >device sio0 at isa? port IO_COM1 flags 0x10 irq 4
> to the kernel configuration, aka the GENERIC file in /usr/src/sys/i386/conf 
> if the
> system is not customized at all?

What you are doing is to tell the kernel what he needs to do to
configure that device. If by not "customized at all" you mean you don't
have the hardware in the computer yet, there is no problem, when you
will boot the kernel it will give up if there is no hardware.

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