[talk] FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE on the PcEngines APU2

Shawn Webb shawn.webb at hardenedbsd.org
Mon Oct 24 16:43:28 EDT 2016

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 04:10:03PM -0400, George Rosamond wrote:
> 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
> boot_serial="yes"
> comconsole_speed="115200"
> console="comconsole"
> > 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.

I can give it another try this weekend, but I think mine is busted and I
need to either RMA or order a new one. For more info why I think mine's


Shawn Webb
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