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address bug 197244

Authored by jgh on Feb 2 2015, 11:54 PM.



bug (Verified information in boot man page)

Section '26.6.3. Setting a Faster Serial Port Speed' of the version of the handbook on the website gives the following instruction for setting a faster serial port speed (in the second of the three bullet points in this section):

"Add the -S 19200 boot option to /boot.config, replacing 19200 with the speed to use."

This appears inconsistent with boot(8), which indicates that there should not be a space between '-S' and '19200'. I've found that following the instruction given in the handbook (i.e. setting this with the space, in /boot.config) causes the boot process to stop at the boot2 prompt (requiring manual intervention), whereas not including the space between the option and the speed parameter gives a complete boot.

Would it be appropriate to change this line to:

"Add the -S19200 boot option to /boot.config, replacing 19200 with the speed to use."

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I attempted to not mix any whitespace changes in with this, and hope I did so correctly.

bcr edited edge metadata.

You can always follow up with a whitespace commit. For now, I think we should focus on fixing the bug and worry about whitespace afterwards.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Feb 6 2015, 2:57 PM