Serial console getty broken after upgrading to 9.1-RC2

Ziyan Maraikar ziyan at
Mon Oct 8 13:01:02 UTC 2012

Hello all, 

I had a working serial console setup on Freebsd 9.0 for remote access via my HP server's BMC serial console. I recently built and installed 9.1-RC2 on a separate dataset on this machine's ZFS pool and merged in my existing configuration from 9.0. 

On 9.1-RC2 I no longer get a login prompt. However, I still do have access to the loader prompt and can see the kernel boot messages on the serial console. I built my GENERIC kernel and world using clang with default flags. I see that the kernel identifies the serial port getty has spawned on the port.

# dmesg |grep uart 
uart0: <16550 or compatible> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0 
uart0: console (115200,n,8,1) 

# ps axl|grep ttyu0 
 0 5405    1   0  20  0  11996  1416 ttyin    Is+  u0    0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty std.115200 ttyu0 

Here are the relevant configuration bits I copied over from 9.0 setup that works: 

ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.115200" screen-256color on secure 


# kenv |grep uart.0"isa" 

Have there been any changes to the serial console setup in 9.1 or has anybody else experienced similar problems? 

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