7.2-RC1 - serial console / sio0 not working

Marten Vijn info at martenvijn.nl
Mon Apr 20 15:25:01 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 16:49 +0200, Henri Hennebert wrote:
> Hello,
> Experiencing some deadlock, I try to reenable my serial console on 
> 7.2-RC1. (console="comconsole,vidconsole" in /boot/loader.conf and
> -Dh or -Dh -S115200 in /boot.config).
> /var/log/message show: 'sio0: type 16550A, console' and from the vga 
> point of view, console output from kernel is slow as if echoed on a 
> serial and rc output is going somewhere.
> At the other end of the serial, minicom show nothing and is 'offline'.
> A break at the minicom set my 7.2-RC1 in debugging (ddb) but 'continue' 
> has no effect.
> The cable is working fine (serial console mode) with another box in 
> 8.0-CURRENT.
> If I disable serial console and try minicom on 7.2-RC1, status is 
> offline but any key is recieved at the other end and any key type at the 
> other end is displayed fine.
> Does anyone encounter such a problem ?

maybe diff /etc/ttys

between 8.0 and 7.2

I had problems updrading a machine (over serial console)
lately, (7.1.to Current)  


> Thanks in advance
> henri
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Marten Vijn
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