On Nov 11, 2013, at 12:56 PM, Nathan Whitehorn wrote: > On 11/11/13 14:52, Teske, Devin wrote: >> On Nov 11, 2013, at 12:44 PM, Peter Grehan wrote: >> >>> Hi Devin, >>> >>>> Question: >>>> Does bhyve set kern.console irrespective of loader.conf values? >>> The kernel sets it based on what it determines the console to be. Bhyve >>> influences that by requesting a serial console. This is no different than >>> booting on a headless machine with a serial console. >>> >> Well, for a headless meachine, I would set console=comconsole,vidconsole >> in loader.conf(5), then our Forth code slurps it in via loader.4th + >> support.4th >> routines... >> >> When boot is executed, I know I can see "kenv console", but hadn't realized >> that there were/are a host of others that are slurped into the kernel for >> later >> (very purposeful) fetching. >> >> So when you say that bhyve requests a serial console... I assume now it's >> setting variables... but via raw Forth? C code? loader.conf(5)? I've seen my >> menu come up under bhyve, and I noticed that it only has a 5-second count- >> down instead of the usual 9 -- but I'm curious how you're exporting the >> variables. > > I think you've misunderstood. kern.console isn't set by loader. It reflects > the state of the kernel, which decides what to do autonomously based on a > number of driver and platform-dependent things including, but not limited to, > kenv (loader variables, for instance).
I was thinking it, but didn't express it properly... yes... kern.console is influenced by loader variables. "slurped" is definitely not the technical explanation I should be striving for ;D (that is, if I'm trying to be clear). -- Devin _____________ The information contained in this message is proprietary and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, please: (i) delete the message and all copies; (ii) do not disclose, distribute or use the message in any manner; and (iii) notify the sender immediately. In addition, please be aware that any message addressed to our domain is subject to archiving and review by persons other than the intended recipient. Thank you. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"