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SubjectRe: rfc: remove early_printk from a few arches? (blackfin, m68k, mips)
On Wed 2014-12-17 12:58:47, Joe Perches wrote:
> It seems like early_printk can be configured into
> a few architectures but also appear not to be used.
>
> $ git grep -w "early_printk"
> arch/arm/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/arm/kernel/early_printk.c: * linux/arch/arm/kernel/early_printk.c
> arch/arm/mach-socfpga/socfpga.c: early_printk("Early printk initialized\n");
> arch/blackfin/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/blackfin/kernel/bfin_dma.c:#include <asm/early_printk.h>
> arch/blackfin/kernel/early_printk.c: * derived from arch/x86/kernel/early_printk.c
> arch/blackfin/kernel/early_printk.c:#include <asm/early_printk.h>
> arch/blackfin/kernel/setup.c:#include <asm/early_printk.h>
> arch/blackfin/kernel/shadow_console.c:#include <asm/early_printk.h>
> arch/blackfin/mm/init.c:#include <asm/early_printk.h>
> arch/ia64/sn/kernel/setup.c: * IO on SN2 is done via SAL calls, early_printk won't work without this.
> arch/m68k/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/microblaze/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/microblaze/kernel/cpu/cpuinfo-pvr-full.c: early_printk("ERROR: Microblaze " x "-different for PVR and DTS\n");
> arch/microblaze/kernel/cpu/cpuinfo-static.c: early_printk("ERROR: Microblaze " x "-different for kernel and DTS\n");
> arch/microblaze/kernel/setup.c:/* initialize device tree for usage in early_printk */
> arch/mips/ath25/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/mips/ath79/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/mips/bcm63xx/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/mips/include/asm/mach-lantiq/falcon/lantiq_soc.h: * during early_printk no ioremap possible at this early stage
> arch/mips/include/asm/mach-lantiq/xway/lantiq_soc.h: * during early_printk no ioremap is possible
> arch/mips/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/mips/lantiq/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/mips/loongson/common/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/mips/ralink/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/tile/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/tile/kernel/early_printk.c: early_printk("Kernel panic - not syncing: %pV", &vaf);
> arch/um/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/unicore32/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/unicore32/kernel/early_printk.c: * linux/arch/unicore32/kernel/early_printk.c
> arch/x86/kernel/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK) += early_printk.o
> arch/x86/kernel/e820.c: early_printk(msg);
> arch/x86/kernel/head64.c: early_printk("Kernel alive\n");
> arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S: call early_printk
> arch/x86/platform/efi/Makefile:obj-$(CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK_EFI) += early_printk.o
> drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_early.c: * and on early_printk.c by Andi Kleen.
> drivers/tty/serial/sn_console.c: * synchronous (raw) and asynchronous (buffered). initially, early_printk
> drivers/tty/serial/sn_console.c: /* without early_printk, we may be invoked late enough to race
> drivers/tty/serial/sn_console.c: /* early_printk invocation may have done this for us */
> include/linux/printk.h:void early_printk(const char *fmt, ...);
> include/linux/printk.h:void early_printk(const char *s, ...) { }
> kernel/events/core.c: early_printk("perf interrupt took too long (%lld > %lld), lowering "
> kernel/locking/lockdep.c: * We cannot printk in early bootup code. Not even early_printk()
> kernel/printk/printk.c:asmlinkage __visible void early_printk(const char *fmt, ...)
> kernel/printk/printk.c: * early_printk) - sometimes before setup_arch() completes - be careful
> kernel/printk/printk.c: * There are two types of consoles - bootconsoles (early_printk) and
>
> These seem to the only uses:
>
> arch/arm/mach-socfpga/socfpga.c: early_printk("Early printk initialized\n");
> []
> arch/microblaze/kernel/cpu/cpuinfo-pvr-full.c: early_printk("ERROR: Microblaze " x "-different for PVR and DTS\n");
> arch/microblaze/kernel/cpu/cpuinfo-static.c: early_printk("ERROR: Microblaze " x "-different for kernel and DTS\n");
> []
> arch/tile/kernel/early_printk.c: early_printk("Kernel panic - not syncing: %pV", &vaf);
> []
> arch/x86/kernel/e820.c: early_printk(msg);
> arch/x86/kernel/head64.c: early_printk("Kernel alive\n");
> arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S: call early_printk
> []
> kernel/events/core.c: early_printk("perf interrupt took too long (%lld > %lld), lowering "
>
> So blackfin, m68k, and mips seems to have it possible to enable,
> but also don't appear at first glance to use it,
>
> Is early_printk really used by these architectures?
> Should it be removed?

early_printk() is for debugging. Actually, feel free to remove:

arch/arm/mach-socfpga/socfpga.c: early_printk("Early printk initialized\n");

Its debugging output I added and should have been removed. So... early_printk()s
_should_ be unused in the mainline code, but functionality should be
kept, so that when someone needs it, he can enable it.

Pavel
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