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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:33:44 -0600
From:	Grant Likely <grant.likely@...retlab.ca>
To:	Rob Herring <robherring2@...il.com>,
	Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@...opsys.com>
Cc:	linux-next <linux-next@...r.kernel.org>,
	Anton Kolesov <Anton.Kolesov@...opsys.com>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	"linux-serial@...r.kernel.org" <linux-serial@...r.kernel.org>,
	"devicetree@...r.kernel.org" <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: ARC fails to boot on linux-next of 20140711

On Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:15:22 -0500, Rob Herring <robherring2@...il.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:02 AM, Vineet Gupta
> <Vineet.Gupta1@...opsys.com> wrote:
> > Hi Grant,
> >
> > linux-next has a series for arc_uart (via tty tree) which converts it to generic
> > earlycon and specifies console via /chosen/stdout-path vs.  an explicit param in
> > /chose/bootargs
> >
> > 2014-06-24 9da433c0a0b5 ARC: [arcfpga] stdout-path now suffices for earlycon/console
> >
> > This relied on prev commit of yours (from linux next of 20140711), which seem to
> > have disappeared now.
> >
> > 2014-03-27 a9296cf2d0b6 of: Create of_console_check() for selecting a console
> > specified in /chosen
> > 2014-03-27 cfa9cacc5dd3 of: Enable console on serial ports specified by
> > /chosen/stdout-path
> >
> > Is there a specific reason for dropping these patches (or perhaps a merge to be
> > merged). I cherry-picked both but still doesn't work.
> >
> > Can you please advise next step forward, before I go off debugging with those
> > patches in.
> 
> There's an issue that if you have stdout-path and "earlycon" on the
> command line, the kernel will switch to tty0 and disable the earlycon.
> 
> This is the "fix", but I don't like adding the DT dependency into generic code:

Yes, I'm not fond of it either. I've not been able to test it though and
work out a proper bug fix. As far as I can understand, the earlycon code
only works on aarch64, correct? I haven't been able to get an aarch64
boot working in QEMU yet.

g.

> 
> @@ -2382,7 +2386,7 @@ void register_console(struct console *newcon)
>                 if (newcon->setup == NULL ||
>                     newcon->setup(newcon, NULL) == 0) {
>                         newcon->flags |= CON_ENABLED;
> -                       if (newcon->device) {
> +                       if (newcon->device  && !of_stdout) {
>                                 newcon->flags |= CON_CONSDEV;
>                                 preferred_console = 0;
>                         }
> 
> Rob

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