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Date:   Fri, 1 May 2020 14:48:36 +0300
From:   Alper Nebi Yasak <alpernebiyasak@...il.com>
To:     Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.com>, Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        linux-serial@...r.kernel.org, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>,
        Arvind Sankar <nivedita@...m.mit.edu>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Feng Tang <feng.tang@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 1/3] printk: Add function to set console to
 preferred console's driver

On 01/05/2020 04:44, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> Hmm. Preferred console selection is very fragile, there are too many
> setups and workarounds that even minor tweaks introduce regressions
> oftentimes.

All this would only execute on #ifdef VT_CONSOLE right now and I think
they can be gated further by a new Kconfig like VT_CONSOLE_PREFERRED, if
that'd make it better.

> We have, by the way, a pending patchset which changes the same
> are - preferred console selection.
>
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/pmladek/printk.git for-5.7-preferred-console

I was working on next-20200430 where that patchset is already included,
can confirm it doesn't solve this problem. I hope I've correctly avoided
breaking it by setting its "has_preferred_console" variable (thus this
patchset somewhat depends on that).

> Let me take a look over the weekend.

Thanks in advance.

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