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From: Greg KH <gregkh@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Changing default serial-console definition in inittab
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:46:35
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Changing default serial-console definition in inittab by "Diego Elio Pettenò"
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