Subject: Re: how to indicate no console?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/26/1997 08:04:24
>>>>> "Matthias" == Matthias Drochner <> writes:
    Matthias> OK, seriously, it's a reasonable idea.
    Matthias> Perhaps the meaning of the console specification in the config file
    Matthias> should be changed to "use this if the bootloader's console does
    Matthias> not work", and try your fixed pccnattach() as last. The problem
    Matthias> is that the *cnattach() don't check much and don't return
    Matthias> error codes yet.
    Matthias> And I'm not sure if it is save to use DELAY() here.

  The other thing is that ttya (on a Sparc) may be the console, but
that doesn't mean that one doesn't with a keyboard/screen to be
probed. This is less frequently done on PCs, but I can see need for it
on point of sale, etc. systems.

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