Re: [GIT PULL] s390 patches for v2.6.31-rc7

From: Hendrik Brueckner
Date: Mon Aug 24 2009 - 09:54:06 EST


thanks for your feedback.

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 10:15:26PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 09:37:14PM +0200, Martin Schwidefsky wrote:
> > +static void __init set_preferred_console(void)
> > +{
> > + if (MACHINE_IS_KVM) {
> > + add_preferred_console("hvc", 0, NULL);
> > + s390_virtio_console_init();
> > + return;
> > + }
> Why this early return instead of else if as all options are mutually
> exclusive? Also why do you init the virtio console here instead of an
> console_initcall?
This is a bug fix to set the respective preferred console device for
conmode=3270. To make as few changes as possible for -rc7, the console
initialization for kvm has been moved to the new function.

You are right that s390_virtio_console_init() should be called from a
console_initcall(). I started working on another patch to solve this
issue for the next kernel release.

Best regards,
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