> On 7 Apr 2018, at 7:21, Julian Elischer <jul...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> running on *some* Dell servers the serial console looks messed up at the time 
> of the FreeBSD menu.
> it looks like it's dropping (or adding? but that's less likely) characters.
>  |  5. [K]ernel: kernel (1 of 2)           |  .- .                    -.
>  |  6. Configure Boot [O]ptions...         |2  --| y/       -.       -/`   -o/
>  |137. Select Boot [E]nvironment...        | `:`                  `:`         
> ::/sy++:.
>  |                                         H|     .-- `--.     --  /6H`:      
>                     :`
>  |                                         | .---.....----.
> IS there an RTS/CTS input we should be attending to?
> I will add that some of the other modules (e.g. the mfi raid setup section) 
> also get affected,
> so it's not just a bug in our code.

I’m using Serial-Over-LAN via ipmi/drac and am noticing this too on a Dell 
don’t know when this started though, It’s only recently that I’m working on
this kind of hosts. It drives the xterm/rxvt crazy, but it’s only the output 
from the
boot/loader, once the kernel takes over, all is back to normal. the serial 
speed is
set to 115200, but changing it as far as i remember did not help. will try 
lowering soon.
I had to disable the menu to get some sense of the output, and usually have to 
hit ^B to remove most of the

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