Re: serial8250 madness

From: David Daney
Date: Fri Jan 23 2009 - 12:52:18 EST

Andrew Walrond wrote:
Is anyone active in the serial code?



The Machines are all amd64, various motherboards, identical distros using kernel.
Either I have a particularly motley collection of kit, or the serial code is in a pretty bad way.

I use serial consoles on a variety of embedded boards every day (albeit mostly mips based) ,so I think it works.

You do have to have your kernel configured properly for a serial console for it to work right.

I would test it using some other device as the console. Only once you have it working try for the serial console.

David Daney
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