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Subject[PATCH v2 0/2] acpi, x86: Add SPCR table support
The SPCR (Serial Port Console Redirection) Table provides information
about the configuration of the serial port. This information can be used to
configure the early console.

SPCR support was added for ARM64 and is made available across all arches
in this patchset. The first patch adds a weak per-arch configuration function
and moves the SPCR code into ACPI. The second patch adds support to x86.

The existing behaviour on ARM64 is maintained. If the SPCR exists the
earlycon and console are automatically configured.

The existing default behaviour on x86 is also maintained. If no console or
earlycon parameter is defined and the SPCR exists, the serial port is not
configured. If the earlycon parameter is used both the early console
and the console are configured using the data from the SPCR.

Additional testing (requested by Timur): On Gigabyte (no quirks), Qualcomm
Amberwing systems to test Qualcomm quirks, HPE Mantis system to test xgene
quirks. Tested several x86 systems with and without a SPCR to confirm
no changes in default behaviour.

[v2]: See 1/2 for code changes.

Signed-off-by: Prarit Bhargava <>
Cc: Bhupesh Sharma <>
Cc: Lv Zheng <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Cc: Timur Tabi <>

Prarit Bhargava (2):
acpi, spcr: Make SPCR avialable to other architectures
acpi, x86: Use SPCR table for earlycon on x86

Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 9 +-
arch/arm64/kernel/acpi.c | 128 ++++++++++++++++-
arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c | 4 +
drivers/acpi/Kconfig | 7 +-
drivers/acpi/spcr.c | 180 ++++++------------------
drivers/tty/serial/earlycon.c | 15 +-
include/linux/acpi.h | 14 +-
include/linux/serial_core.h | 2 -
8 files changed, 198 insertions(+), 161 deletions(-)


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