>>>>> "maciej" == Maciej W Rozycki <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
maciej> 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.
maciej> So you need to explicitly configure it? That's very bad.
- you force everybody to use early_printk (you only want it for
- you configure early_printk for everybody (never have to configure
You can't have the cake and eat it :(
Why do you ever will want not to use early_printk?
when you are using a console that is not the prom console (why do you
want to do that on MIPS is a misterios to me), but for other
archs/machines it make sense:
think on a machine that you now it boots to use a network console.
In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they
are different -- Larry McVoy