Bug 154133

Summary: [build] device.hints not updated on upgrade == serial console lossage
Product: Base System Reporter: ggm <ggm>
Component: miscAssignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>
Status: Open ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me    
Priority: Normal    
Version: Unspecified   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description ggm 2011-01-19 04:50:07 UTC
So, you know you changed sio to uart. And, its not like devices.hints isn't simply copied in-place when you upgrade/install. Nobody edits it.

So, why do you update an UPDATING file to say 'oh, we removed sio and replaced it with uart' when you could have added cp devices.hints /boot/ and be done with it?


update the devices.hints

or.. emit a message to WARN us to update the devices.hints

or make it easier to get into single-user on serial console in the absence of a working devices.hints.
How-To-Repeat: take a 7.2 system, upgrade to 8.1 following buildworld/buildkernel/installkernel and then try and do lights-out boot single user
Comment 1 ggm 2011-01-19 04:51:44 UTC
Sorry. should be amd64. my bad.

Comment 2 Marcel Moolenaar freebsd_committer 2011-01-19 17:36:58 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-ia64->freebsd-amd64

Comment 3 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2011-01-23 21:38:56 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-amd64->freebsd-bugs

Comment 4 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:58:40 UTC
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Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

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