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Bug #12094

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loader should be configured for serial console

Added by John Levon almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Closed
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100%

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Description

Instead of defaulting to just text, we should try to use the serial consoles too.


Related issues

Related to OpenIndiana Distribution - Bug #12020: loader should be configured for serial consoleRejected

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Actions #1

Updated by John Levon almost 2 years 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.)"

Actions #2

Updated by Electric Monk almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

git commit 9554f7e18d034b915acbd51b3c4e3261c88e166d

commit  9554f7e18d034b915acbd51b3c4e3261c88e166d
Author: John Levon <john.levon@joyent.com>
Date:   2020-01-14T10:31:14.000Z

    12094 loader should be configured for serial console
    Reviewed by: Toomas Soome <tsoome@me.com>
    Approved by: Dan McDonald <danmcd@joyent.com>

Actions #3

Updated by Joshua M. Clulow about 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #12020: loader should be configured for serial console added
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