[v3] PowerPC: boot: Parse chosen/cmdline-timeout parameter

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Wed Oct 29 16:06:05 AEDT 2014

On Tue, 2014-28-10 at 11:19:00 UTC, Simon Kagstrom wrote:
> A 5 second timeout during boot might be too long, so make it
> configurable. Run the loop at least once to let the user stop the boot
> by holding a key pressed. If the timeout is set to 0, don't wait for
> input, which can be used as a workaround if the boot hangs on random
> data coming in on the serial port.
> Signed-off-by: Simon Kagstrom <simon.kagstrom at netinsight.net>
> ---
> I googled for it, and can't find v2 applied anywhere. I've made an
> improvement to the patch: If the timeout is 0, don't wait for input. We
> have a board where the serial port gives garbage when it's not
> connected - this board would then hang in the bootloader.
> If someone (Michael Ellerman?) has already applied it somewhere, I can
> send a separate patch for that particular change.

No I haven't applied it yet. I will put it in next in the next week or so for
3.19, you don't need to do anything.


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