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

Morgan Wesström freebsd-questions at pp.dyndns.biz
Tue Jan 19 21:15:26 UTC 2010

Morgan Wesström wrote:
> 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

These dmesg lines are from another 7.2 machine and I am missing them
from the output of this newly upgraded machine:

sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0

Both devices are in the kernel. What could prevent them from binding?

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