Re: [PATCH] x86,setup: add serial_console_port_base in boot_params

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Jul 31 2010 - 14:22:51 EST

On 07/31/2010 01:34 AM, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 03:27:18PM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> to save the early_serial_base.
>> Also bootloader could fill that field, so setup code could reuse it.
>> decompress code could reuse early serial console from setup code.
>> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Yinghai, sorry for delayed response. I like the idea much since it'll allow
> to log decompressor messages in case if someone would be changing exitsting code
> or developing new one, though this touches boot protocol so that grub/syslinux
> and friends will have to update their code as well which of course need some
> time.

No, this is the internal part of the boot protocol, so it's not an issue.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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