Missing all ttyv* device nodes after upgrade 7.0 -> 7.2

Morgan Wesström freebsd-questions at pp.dyndns.biz
Tue Jan 19 20:48:04 UTC 2010

Morgan Wesström wrote:
> I obviously did something wrong somewhere but I can't figure out what.
> All console device nodes /dev/ttyv0 - /dev/ttyvf are missing after I
> upgraded a machine from 7.0 to 7.2. The serial console node /dev/ttyd0
> is there though if that rings a bell. What controls the creation of the
> console device nodes? Any hints on what I should check? I did deactivate
> unneeded SCSI-drivers and the like in the GENERIC kernel but the tty
> related stuff is still there, like:
> options         COMPAT_43TTY            # BSD 4.3 TTY compat
> device          sc

I'm also missing /dev/consolectl

I've read man syscons and all the prerequisites there are present in the

           device atkbdc
           device atkbd
           device vga
           device sc

           device splash

And also these in /boot/device.hints:


Where should I look next?

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