vapier at gentoo
Apr 29, 2012, 3:42 PM
On Friday 27 April 2012 13:29:54 Diego Elio Pettenò wrote:
Re: [RFC] Changing default serial-console definition in inittab
[In reply to]
> Since I've been configuring a couple of systems lately for remote
> access, which include configuring the serial console, I'm wondering if
> it would be a good idea to change our inittab so that the default
> (commented out) definition of the serial consoles is a bit more.. modern.
> The current definition sets the console at 9600 baud, using vt100
> emulation; I think most of us who configure it, do so at 115200 baud,
> and some prefer vt-utf8 over vt100 (the two are partially compatible as
> far as I can tell).
vt-utf8 isn't installed into /etc/terminfo/ currently, so we'd have to fix
that. then i could make the default based on USE=unicode.
as for the generic ttyS0/ttyS1 defaults, 115200 is just as easy as 9600 to
change, so np updating that. for all the system-specific configs though (we
have a bunch of arch/system ones), i'd prefer to leave those alone as they
tend to be tailored to common board-specific behavior.