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Date:	Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:00:19 +0200
From:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
To:	Lyra Zhang <zhang.lyra@...il.com>
Cc:	catalin.marinas@....com, gregkh@...uxfoundation.org,
	ijc+devicetree@...lion.org.uk, jslaby@...e.cz,
	Kumar Gala <galak@...eaurora.org>,
	Mark Brown <broonie@...aro.org>, mark.rutland@....com,
	m-karicheri2@...com, pawel.moll@....com,
	Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon@...il.com>, rrichter@...ium.com,
	robh+dt@...nel.org, will.deacon@....com,
	Orson Zhai <orsonzhai@...il.com>, geng.ren@...eadtrum.com,
	"zhizhou.zhang" <zhizhou.zhang@...eadtrum.com>,
	devicetree@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	"chunyan.zhang" <chunyan.zhang@...eadtrum.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/6] arm64: Add DTS support for Spreadtrum's Shark64 SoC

On Wednesday 15 October 2014 11:17:07 Lyra Zhang wrote:
> Hi, Arnd

Hi Lyra,

Sorry for the late reply, I've been away travelling and am just
now catching up on email. Have you found a solution or do
you still need help with this?

	Arnd

> 2014-09-29 21:47 GMT+08:00 Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>:
> > On Monday 29 September 2014 20:04:49 zhang.lyra@...il.com wrote:
> >> +
> >> +/memreserve/ 0x80000000 0x00010000;
> >
> > Maybe add a comment explaining why it is reserved?
> >
> >> +     chosen {
> >> +             bootargs = "earlycon=serial_sprd,0x70000000";
> >> +      };
> >
> > Just remove this for now, the command line should really be set by the
> > boot loader, not hardcoded in the dts file.
> >
> > IIRC, the earlycon=... syntax is not recommended on DT based systems,
> > better use the "stdout-path" syntax instead.
> >
> 
> I have tried to use  "stdout-path" instead of "bootargs= "earlycon=
> ..." like below :
> 
> / {
>      ...
> 
>      chosen {
>              stdout-path = "/serial@...00000";
>       };
> 
>      uart0: serial@...00000 {
>              status="okay";
>      };
>       ...
> };
> 
> But then there is nothing output information on serial console.(I have
> been testing in Fast Model)
> 
> 
> I saw the below code in init/main.c
> 
> /* Check for early params. */
> static int __init do_early_param(char *param, char *val, const char *unused)
> {
> const struct obs_kernel_param *p;
> 
> for (p = __setup_start; p < __setup_end; p++) {
> if ((p->early && parameq(param, p->str)) ||
>    (strcmp(param, "console") == 0 &&
>     strcmp(p->str, "earlycon") == 0)
> ) {
> if (p->setup_func(val) != 0)
> pr_warn("Malformed early option '%s'\n", param);
> }
> }
> /* We accept everything at this stage. */
> return 0;
> }
> 
> And I saw a patch from Grant Likely, he had a comment in it :
> "If the devicetree specifies a serial port as a stdout device, then the
> kernel can use it as the default console if nothing else was selected on
> the command line. For any serial port that uses the uart_add_one_port()
> feature, the uart_add_one_port() has all the information needed to
> automatically enable the console device, which is what this patch does."
> 
> So, I guess that the reason why I can't see any output information on
> console after using "stdout-path" instead of "earlycon" is that I
> haven't a driver of Spreadtrum's serial, and dose not use  the
> uart_add_one_port() feature.
> 
> I don't know is correct what I guess.
> 
> Could you give me some suggestions to solve this problem?
> 

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