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Re: [PATCH] MIPS: DEC: remove unbuildable promcon.c

To: Paul Bolle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS: DEC: remove unbuildable promcon.c
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 19:54:30 +0100 (BST)
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On Thu, 30 May 2013, Paul Bolle wrote:

> promcon.o is built if CONFIG_PROM_CONSOLE is set. But there's no Kconfig
> symbol PROM_CONSOLE, so promcon.c is unbuildable. Remove it.
> Signed-off-by: Paul Bolle <>
> ---
> 0) Untested.
> 1) There used to be a Kconfig symbol PROM_CONSOLE. But it was SPARC
> specific and it was removed in v2.6.32, see commit 09d3f3f0e0 ("sparc:
> Kill PROM console driver.").
> 2) Actually, it seems that it has never been possible to set
> PROM_CONSOLE for MIPS ever since this file was added in v2.3.9. I guess
> no-one noticed because (what seems to be) comparable functionality is
> provided in arch/mips/dec/prom/console.c.

 Yeah, I think over the years the file mostly served documentation 
purposes.  Given that we've had (as you also noticed) a working early-boot 
console available:

Acked-by: Maciej W. Rozycki <>

 Thanks for this clean-up.


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