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SubjectRe: Serial Console
See, in an ideal world, that shouldn't be the case, at all.

Since we're NOT operating under the assumption that the serial console is
a modem, we should be - instead - operating under the assumption
that it is a 3-wire NULL connection. (thus, making NO assumptions about
the user's hardware..)

If the user wants to ADD RTS/CTS flow control or DCD based state checking
as an OPTION, well, hey. whatever. Pick your poison. But i sure as hell
wouldn't do it that way.

Chad

> Lilo 'append="console=ttyS0"' and it boots fine without a connection to the
> serial port without having to do any specific manipulation of the flow control.
> I think that all serial output is dumped to /dev/null if DCD is not asserted no
> matter what the flow control says. Perhaps there are some hardware differences
> in the configuration of the control signal pull-up/downs.
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> Jon Burgess
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