Subject: Broken serial console support?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/28/2003 07:05:02
Based on the rather sketchy information in the documentation for serial
console support for i386, am I to understand that I have a choice between
XON/XOFF and hardware handshaking? If this is the case, is there any
reason why this hasn't been fixed?
Making a system unbootable because a serial cable isn't plugged in is
about as smart as the older BIOS message "Keyboard error - press F1 to
continue". It should be an option for those that want it, but certainly
not the default. Is there any reason why this shouldn't be fixed?
Regarding XON/XOFF with DIRECT_SERIAL, again, there should be an option to
NOT have it. Is there any reason why this, too, shouldn't be fixed?
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