[PATCH] early serial init

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Fri Apr 12 11:29:37 EST 2002

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 04:09:10PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 02:53:36PM +0000, Armin wrote:
> >
> > John Tyner wrote:
> > >I remember seeing something awhile ago about early boots, but I didn't
> > >think it was for Walnut. Where is it/would it be?
> > >
> >
> > David G did something and he hit the head_4xx.S & ppc4xx_setup.c and a
> > few header files imb405gp.h
> Ah, here's some of the confusion.  David G did the work for
> CONFIG_SERIAL_TEXT_DEBUG or so.  What this does is setup
> drivers/char/serial.c dynamically instead of statically.

Indeed, my serial debug patches are unrelated to this
early_serial_init() patch.

Mind you I think setting up the serial subsystem dynamically rather
than statically has the potential to make things a good deal neater
than the current maze of twisty little include files.

However there is a problem at the moment, because early_serial_init()
won't work if serial.o is compiled as a module.

David Gibson			| For every complex problem there is a
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au	| solution which is simple, neat and
				| wrong.  -- H.L. Mencken

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