Bug 213467 - loader.conf(5) man page should mention "efi" option for "console" parameter
Summary: loader.conf(5) man page should mention "efi" option for "console" parameter
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Li-Wen Hsu
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Reported: 2016-10-13 23:01 UTC by Ben Woods
Modified: 2021-08-03 23:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Ben Woods freebsd_committer 2016-10-13 23:01:46 UTC
When trying to boot a system with both efi and serial output, the required configuration in /boot/loader.conf is to set:
console="comconsole,efi"

However, the "efi" option is not listed in the loader.conf(5) man page, so the user may be tempted to use the "video" option instead (which is listed), however this does not work on efi systems.

Please document the "efi" option for the "console" parameter.
Comment 1 Li-Wen Hsu freebsd_committer 2021-07-31 22:23:51 UTC
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D31368
Comment 2 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2021-07-31 22:44:06 UTC
A commit in branch main references this bug:

URL: https://cgit.FreeBSD.org/src/commit/?id=de0c7fbe280a1e0946afb111cf7a9811364c4bd6

commit de0c7fbe280a1e0946afb111cf7a9811364c4bd6
Author:     Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-07-31 22:41:49 +0000
Commit:     Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2021-07-31 22:41:49 +0000

    loader.conf(5): mention "efi" option for "console" parameter

    PR:             213467
    Reviewed by:    imp
    MFC after:      3 days
    Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D31368

 stand/defaults/loader.conf.5 | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
Comment 3 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2021-08-03 23:51:10 UTC
A commit in branch stable/13 references this bug:

URL: https://cgit.FreeBSD.org/src/commit/?id=d2c0584257a344622b8b7e1581080b7a7933d818

commit d2c0584257a344622b8b7e1581080b7a7933d818
Author:     Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-07-31 22:41:49 +0000
Commit:     Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2021-08-03 23:50:14 +0000

    loader.conf(5): mention "efi" option for "console" parameter

    PR:             213467
    Reviewed by:    imp
    MFC after:      3 days
    Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D31368

    (cherry picked from commit de0c7fbe280a1e0946afb111cf7a9811364c4bd6)

 stand/defaults/loader.conf.5 | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
Comment 4 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2021-08-03 23:51:11 UTC
A commit in branch stable/12 references this bug:

URL: https://cgit.FreeBSD.org/src/commit/?id=b0ef42f3669d0d909ffd6edf00b8b98abb12dd92

commit b0ef42f3669d0d909ffd6edf00b8b98abb12dd92
Author:     Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-07-31 22:41:49 +0000
Commit:     Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2021-08-03 23:50:45 +0000

    loader.conf(5): mention "efi" option for "console" parameter

    PR:             213467
    Reviewed by:    imp
    MFC after:      3 days
    Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D31368

    (cherry picked from commit de0c7fbe280a1e0946afb111cf7a9811364c4bd6)

 stand/defaults/loader.conf.5 | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)