[talk] FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE on the PcEngines APU2

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon Oct 24 16:10:03 EDT 2016

On 10/24/16 15:43, Mark Saad wrote:
> All I was wondering if anyone was running FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE on a
> PcEngine's APU2 ?

11-RELEASE on APU1 here

> I am running into a strange issue with the serial console. On a fresh
> install of 10.3-RELEASE (all amd64 installs btw)
> the APU2 correctly outputs the console to the serial port. The
> installer see's I am on a serial port and askes me to select my
> terminal . The install works and I am left with a working box.  Now
> if I upgrade to 11.0-RELEASE
> my console is now working. No method of adjusting boot.config with -D
> -S115200 or adjusting loader.conf with
> boot_serial or comconsole works either. So I decided to try a fresh

I have this in my /boot/loader.conf


> install of 11.0-RELEASE in the hopes I somehow broke the upgrade;
> However the system stops displaying output after the loader passes
> the console to the kernel. Booting with -D will get the system to
> display the kernel boot up messages, but it then hangs at random:
> unblocking device.  I am not sure whats broken here ? setting
> console=serial kills the console as if its outputting to another
> serial port . In any case I am reverting back to 10.3-RELEASE for
> now. Anyone have any ideas ?

I haven't looked closely at why.. but I bet the above /boot/loader.conf
solves it.

I need to look at the release notes, but am happy to say that blacklistd
is now in the FreeBSD base system, and am just waiting to put in on a
public box.


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