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Re: [PATCH] kill prom_printf

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kill prom_printf
From: Ladislav Michl <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 13:18:59 +0100
Cc: Juan Quintela <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from on Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 02:16:12PM +0200
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On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 02:16:12PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Ladislav Michl wrote:
> > >  Well, I would see early_printk() as advantageous if it was also capable
> > > to leave messages in the kernel ring buffer for dmesg or klogd to fetch. 
> > 
> > Ah, we probably don't understand each other. I should type EARLY_PRINTK
> > instead of early_printk (sorry for my lazyness, I'm usually typing in
> > lowercase). CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK enables early console, you are supposed to
> > use printk everywhere and that way you achieve such functionality.
>  So you need to explicitly configure it?  That's very bad.

I think we can leave it enabled by default, since it doesn't hurt too much.
Kernel cmdline argument could control usage of early console.


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