Subject: Re: Hardware Console Redirection
To: Brian A. Seklecki <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/01/2006 02:13:07
On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 06:18:22PM -0500, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
> The advantage of native, hardware level BIOS -> VGA emulated console 
> redirection is that, much like Sun/MacPPC or any OPF/PROM aware platform 
> (Soekris), the OS/Bootblocks need not be aware of the serial console 
> semantics; -- only of a benign VGA console.
> The only limitation being interpretation of certain escape characters.

and the lack of a supervisory CPU capable of asserting the cpu reset
line when you need it.