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Re: [PATCH] MIPS: Make EARLY_PRINTK selectable for !EMBEDDED

Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS: Make EARLY_PRINTK selectable for !EMBEDDED
From: David Daney <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:44:46 -0700
In-reply-to: <>
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On 09/21/2010 10:59 PM, wrote:
From: Wu Zhangjin<>

When EMBEDDED is disabled, the EARLY_PRINTK option will be hiden and we
have no way to disable it.

For EARLY_PRINTK is not necessary for !EMBEDDED, we should make it
selectable and only enable it by default for EMBEDDED.

Signed-off-by: Wu Zhangjin<>
  arch/mips/Kconfig.debug |    4 ++--
  1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug b/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug
index 43dc279..77eba81 100644
--- a/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug
@@ -7,9 +7,9 @@ config TRACE_IRQFLAGS_SUPPORT
  source "lib/Kconfig.debug"

-       bool "Early printk" if EMBEDDED
+       bool "Early printk"
        depends on SYS_HAS_EARLY_PRINTK
-       default y
+       default y if EMBEDDED

I hate to be a pedant, but how about if we don't make it depend on EMBEDDED at all? I.E. just: 'default y'

If the system has SYS_HAS_EARLY_PRINTK, the overhead of enabling EARLY_PRINTK is low, although it may slow down booting. But it is really not at all related to EMBEDDED.

David Daney

          This option enables special console drivers which allow the kernel
          to print messages very early in the bootup process.

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