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From: Greg KH <gregkh@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Changing default serial-console definition in inittab
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:45:39 -0700
On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 10:29:54AM -0700, Diego Elio Pettenò wrote:
> 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).
> 
> Of the two systems I've configured ­– a SuperMicro server which is the
> new tinderbox host, and an HP for work – both have the default IPMI
> configuration for Serial-over-LAN set at 115200, and the HP also had
> VT-UTF8 by default for emulation (SuperMicro defaulted to vt100 but
> still allows utf8).
> 
> Comments?

Makes sense to me, nice idea.

greg k-h


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