loader should be configured for serial console
Instead of defaulting to just text, we should try to use the serial consoles too.
Updated by John Levon over 1 year ago
Testing: checked that booting under a text console is still OK, and a serial console now shows up on such systems.
As noted on the advocates list:
"Jorge Schrauwen pointed out that this new default will not work quite
properly under SmartOS KVM (and probably bhyve?) where ttyb is used for
VM metadata configuration by default. The symptom is basically that the
main menus work, but the interactive prompt cannot be used.
Regardless, I still think this is the preferable default: it will still
boot there, and can easily be fixed later or in generating an image.
Getting to a framebuffer on a remote hardware system can be a much more
fraught endeavour. (On one system for example, after a whole bunch of
work, I still ended up being unable to use the arrow keys.)"
Updated by Electric Monk over 1 year ago
- Status changed from New to Closed
- % Done changed from 0 to 100
commit 9554f7e18d034b915acbd51b3c4e3261c88e166d Author: John Levon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2020-01-14T10:31:14.000Z 12094 loader should be configured for serial console Reviewed by: Toomas Soome <email@example.com> Approved by: Dan McDonald <firstname.lastname@example.org>