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SubjectRe: Serial Console

Steve Hill wrote:

> I'm building boxes with the console set to /dev/ttyS0. However, I can't
> guarantee that there will always be a term plugged into the serial
> port. If there is no term on the port, eventually the buffer fills and
> any processes that write to the console (i.e. init) block. Is there some
> option somewhere to stop this happening (i.e. either ignoring the
> flow-control or just allowing the buffer to overflow)?

Try the following into /etc/inittab

s1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 ttyS0 vt100

"-L" here means "ignore flow control", the rest, as you wish.

Hope this helps,


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