Why is console=tty3 in cmdline.txt on RPI4?

Really more of a question at this point as I solved my issue by changing to tty0. The issue was after setting up a luks partition as an encrypted pv for an lvm root setup (for the purpose of doing root COW snapshots), the encrypt initcpio hook password prompt was not visible unless I switched to tty3 at boot. Is there some reason I should be on tty3? Everything works now, but I had to change this and was wondering what the original reasoning is.


It got changed by @strit when the bootspash was added. It quietens down terminal messages. I hate bootsplash as I want to know what my system is doing when booting instead of watching a spinning circle so I disable all of the bootsplash related stuff.