Remove syscons terminal from kernel
Having both syscons and vt terminals in kernel is a waste of resources. Since we have to use vt for UEFI, and since that is a default terminal for FreeBSD, lets remove syscons completely. As downsides we loose VESA support in BIOS mode, and screen saver, but not sure those are big losses. As replacement for VESA, if we really want to support bigger/custom resolutions, we may include KMS drivers.
- Status changed from In Progress to Ready for Testing
- Needs Merging changed from Yes to No
- Status changed from Ready for Testing to Passed Testing
- Needs QA changed from Yes to No
Spoke with Mav
Asked if sysctl -a | grep syscons is enough to pass this ticket as it shows syscons is not there.
He said that should be enough.
[root@freenas ~]# sysctl -a | grep syscons
grep'd /var/log/messages for vesa
the issue Zack mentioned looks to be resolved as well.
Mav also mentioned there are more interesting things (what if anything broke due to removing syscons for example) than if syscons is removed. There are tickets to address these other things though.