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Bug#504721: Possible reason for serial console misdetection

severity 504721 serious

On Sunday 23 November 2008, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> So, the problem is that reopen-console gives preference to the value
> in 'console handover' line, which is incorrect on sparc (refers to a
> real terminal console even if one is connecting through serial).

As serial console boots (or boots without keyboard connected) have always 
been supported for sparc and given this analysis, this is IMO a clear 
regression. Thus increasing severity.

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