On Sat, 16 Jun 2007, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Since I switch to 2.6.21 kernel on my emulated Malta board (QEMU), I
> have noticed something strange. The kernel starts to boot up to the
> timer calibration, and then it restart the boot again. A small example:
> Primary data cache 0kB, 4-way, linesize 0 bytes.
> Synthesized TLB refill handler (36 instructions).
> Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (48 instructions).
> Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (48 instructions).
> Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (47 instructions).
> Enable cache parity protection for MIPS 20KC/25KF CPUs.
> PID hash table entries: 512 (order: 9, 4096 bytes)
> CPU frequency 100.00 MHz
> Using 100.003 MHz high precision timer.
> Linux version 126.96.36.199 (aurel32@i386) (gcc version 4.1.1 ()) #1 Tue May 15
> 12:22:07 CEST 2007
> LINUX started...
> CPU revision is: 000182a0
> FPU revision is: 000f8200
> I have traced the problem down to the CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK option.
> Disabling it in the .config file (be aware that running make *config
> will reenable this function), removes the problem.
I guess it's just the printk buffer that's being output again to the new
console, when the console subsystem switches from early console to real
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- email@example.com
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