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Re: serial port

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: serial port
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 12:56:56 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 12:33:00PM +0100, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi,
> > Any reason why the serial port is not enabled in grub_serial_init() ?
> >
> > grub> terminal
> > Available terminal(s): console
> > Current terminal: console
> > grub> serial
> > grub> terminal
> > Available terminal(s): serial console
> > Current terminal: serial
> Perhaps because the serial command sets it up?  Although I agree it
> seems a bit weird that it works this way.  Perhaps it should be
> enabled with the same defaults from the beginning?
> One problem of initializing it is that hardware will be accessed,
> while it might not be desirable.

Maybe we could move this to grub_term.init ?  This way hardware is not
accessed untill user requests a switch.

Robert Millan

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