Re: Support for serial console on legacy free machines

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 20:33:38 EST

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 16:40:31 -0600 (MDT),
Andreas Dilger <> wrote:
>What bothers me is that new systems don't have a serial port, and no ISA
>slots, so there is no hope of getting a "serial console" support without
>ACPI (which is rather heavyweight AFAIK). USB is far too complex to use
>for early-boot debugging, so what else is left?

I briefly discussed this with the USB maintainers at the 2.5 kernel
developers conference. They thought that a stripped down USB serial
console was possible, without full USB support. Is that still the

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