[PATCH] My GT-64260 enhancements

Dan Malek dan at embeddededge.com
Mon Mar 18 04:51:10 EST 2002

Michael Sokolov wrote:

> But Troy's personal preferences shouldn't affect the public tree, should they?
> If 9600 is the default baud rate for all of Linux, why should one port be
> different?

I didn't know there was a "default" baud rate for Linux.  I think the lowest
I have ever seen is 9600, but I certainly wouldn't call it a default.  It
seems every one of the boards I have uses something different,

The debug console serial port rates are either provided by passing some
bootloader information to the kernel or by a kernel command line option.
Either one is locally configurable.

> .... Who is the maintainer with authority over this? Would s/he accept a
> patch to axe that 115200 line out?

It shouldn't be a hard-coded value.  It should at least be the standard Linux
command line option.  Bootloaders should simply use the port as it was
configured by the boot rom.

	-- Dan

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