Implement very basic read-only console that sends all kernel messages via UDP to the specified host.
As soon as there is a routable network, all messages since the system boot (but currently max 16 KB, limit subject to change) are sent to the specified host (set via kenv variable netconsole.host) port 6666 (not changeable. Why? Dunno. Easy to fix!).
This is somewhat similar to Linux Netconsole module. It can help in situations when the system panics shortly before starting SSH, or if there is no SSH at all, ot the system is too slow to pipe kernel messages via syslog / SSH at sufficient rate.