Re: [PATCH] Enable console on PCI serial devices

From: n0ano
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 13:13:06 EST

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 09:23:39AM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> earlycon= and conole= share uart[8250]...
> the difference console= will start from early console and switch normal console automatically if the ttyS come out with same io/mmio address etc.

But there is no advantage to `earlycon' given that you can accomplish
the same thing with `console'. The only use that I can see is if
you specify `earlycon' without specifying `console' and then all
you get are the initial kernel messages, after the serial drivers
intializes all further messages go to the VGA. If makes much more
sense to me to just use the `console' parameter to get all kernel
messages on the serial port, and then there is no need for

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