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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 10:18:10 -0700
From:   Doug Anderson <dianders@...omium.org>
To:     Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@...aro.org>
Cc:     Jason Wessel <jason.wessel@...driver.com>,
        Sumit Garg <sumit.garg@...aro.org>,
        kgdb-bugreport@...ts.sourceforge.net, linux-serial@...r.kernel.org,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Patch Tracking <patches@...aro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] serial: kgdboc: Allow earlycon initialization to be deferred

Hi,

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 9:47 AM Doug Anderson <dianders@...omium.org> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 9:18 AM Daniel Thompson
> <daniel.thompson@...aro.org> wrote:
> >
> > Currently there is no guarantee that an earlycon will be initialized
> > before kgdboc tries to adopt it. Almost the opposite: on systems
> > with ACPI then if earlycon has no arguments then it is guaranteed that
> > earlycon will not be initialized.
> >
> > This patch mitigates the problem by giving kgdboc_earlycon a second
> > chance during console_init(). This isn't quite as good as stopping during
> > early parameter parsing but it is still early in the kernel boot.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@...aro.org>
> > ---
> >
> > Notes:
> >     v2: Simplified, more robust, runs earlier, still has Doug's
> >         recent patchset as a prerequisite. What's not to like?
> >
> >     More specifically, based on feedback from Doug Anderson, I
> >     have replaced the initial hacky implementation with a console
> >     initcall.
> >
> >     I also made it defer more aggressively after realizing that both
> >     earlycon and kgdboc_earlycon are handled as early parameters
> >     (meaning I think the current approach relies on the ordering
> >     of drivers/tty/serial/Makefile to ensure the earlycon is enabled
> >     before kgdboc tries to adopt it).
> >
> >     Finally, my apologies to Jason and kgdb ML folks, who are seeing
> >     this patch for the first time. I copied the original circulation
> >     list from a patch that wasn't kgdb related and forgot to update.
> >
> >  drivers/tty/serial/kgdboc.c | 41 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> >  1 file changed, 39 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> Thanks, this looks great!
>
> Reviewed-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders@...omium.org>

Are you planning to rebase this patch atop what landed?  It seems like
a useful feature.  If you want me to give a shot a rebasing, let me
know!

-Doug

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