7.2-RC1 - serial console / sio0 not working

Henri Hennebert hlh at restart.be
Mon Apr 20 15:47:31 UTC 2009

Marten Vijn wrote:
> 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 don't use the serial for login, so I believe it is not important in my 

Thank you for your time

> I had problems updrading a machine (over serial console)
> lately, (7.1.to Current)  
> Marten
>> Thanks in advance
>> henri
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