Atsushi Nemoto wrote:
On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 17:10:25 +0000, Peter Horton <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
pdh> Adds early console support for Cobalts.
We already have EARLY_PRINTK. How about using it? (like dec does)
I already tried getting early printk to work....Either it wasn't initializing
early enough for my needs, I was enabling it incorrectly, or it just doesn't
work on Cobalt. This does work, however, and already pointed out one obvious
flaw I have in a patch I've been using on Cobalt (setting cpu_scache_line_size
to > 0 when cobalt lacks an scache).
For systems where the serial device can be difficult to use until initialized
late in the boot cycle (Octane comes to mind), early_printk won't function either.
Maybe some kind of framework is needed for defining the kinds of early console
various systems can support?
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