[Buildroot] [PATCH] system: run getty on boot console by default

Alexey Brodkin Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com
Tue Dec 23 12:06:13 UTC 2014

We used to specify explicitly serial port with all its settings
for init to instantiate getty.

This limits usecases when the same one rootfs could be used.

For example following cases won't work well with hardcoded
serial console settings:
 * On the same board other serial port is expected to be used
 * The same rootfs is intended to be used on different boards with
   different serial ports (like ttySx vs ttyAMAx or even ttyx)

With this change by default we rely on "console" specified in
kernel's boot command line.

What is important getty will be set on the last console
specified in bootargs.

For example is a kernel comand line:
bootargs="... console=tty0 console=ttyS3,115200n8..."

This now will instantiate serial console on ttyS3 but not on tty0.

Tested with both Busybox and SysV init.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin at synopsys.com>
Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
Cc: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>
 system/Config.in | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/system/Config.in b/system/Config.in
index 0fa0dc6..6447be8 100644
--- a/system/Config.in
+++ b/system/Config.in
@@ -263,13 +263,13 @@ if BR2_TARGET_GENERIC_GETTY
 menu "getty options"
 	string "TTY port"
-	default "ttyS0"
+	default "console"
 	  Specify a port to run a getty on.
 	prompt "Baudrate"
 	  Select a baudrate to use.

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