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Re: [PATCH] ip22 console selection fixes

To: William Jhun <wjhun@Oswego.EDU>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ip22 console selection fixes
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 21:28:33 +0200
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Organization: rfc822 - pure communication
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On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 05:11:21AM -0400, William Jhun wrote:
> This patch fixes some problems in selecting which console to use on the
> ip22s.
> - Replace unobvious ttyS with arc for the arc console device name
> - If ARC var console=d*, use serial. If 'g', use Newport only. If
>   neither or not set, default to ARC. Old code was disabling ARC
>   console and using serial console if CONFIG_ARC_CONSOLE was set. (why?!)
> - ArcGetEnvironmentVariable() can conceivably return NULL, so don't
>   blindly dereference.

I would rather like to see the whole ARC console stuff die - There will
never be any REAL ARC console usable in userspace - You can only
redirect kernel output there but has always seem to be unstable.

Florian Lohoff                     +49-5201-669912
                        Heisenberg may have been here.

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