Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 752596
'weird' serial devices aren't used unless 'serial' is passed
Last modified: 2013-02-26 10:12:33 EST
(see bug 732302 for reference)
git commit 422702a3 added a 'serial_requested()' check before setting up any serial devices.
In previous versions (e.g. F15 and previous), 'weird' serial devices (hvcX, xvcX, hvsiX) would be used automatically if they were detected. These are usually the primary consoles for virtualized guests, so as a result these systems don't have their normal console output unless 'serial' is provided on the boot commandline.
(whoops, submitted prematurely)
The 'serial' arg should still be used for the normal /dev/ttyS0 case, but I think we want to check the 'weird' console devices unconditionally, as we did before.
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