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SubjectRe: [PATCH] serial: 8250: Default SERIAL_OF_PLATFORM to SERIAL_8250
On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 04:21:11PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 05:11:25PM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 11:26:06AM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> > > It is way too easy to miss enabling SERIAL_OF_PLATFORM which would
> > > result in the inability for the kernel to have a valid console device,
> > > which can be seen with:
> > >
> > > Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> > >
> > > and then:
> > >
> > > Run /init as init process
> > > Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100
> > >
> > > Since SERIAL_OF_PLATFORM already depends on SERIAL_8250 && OF there
> > > really is no drawback to defaulting this config to the value of
> > > SERIAL_8250.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> >
> > This patch results in situations where CONFIG_SERIAL_OF_PLATFORM is now
> > defined where it was not previously. Example mpc85xx_defconfig. This in
> > turn results in boot failures for those configurations, with an error
> > message of
> >
> > of_serial: probe of e0004500.serial failed with error -22
> >
> > which wasn't seen before.
> >
> > Not sure if replacing a potential problem with a real one is really an
> > improvement.`
>
> What ever was the result of this long thread? Should I revert
> something? Or was a patch proposed?
>
The problem still exists in next-20181220.

Unfortunately this is now just one failure of many in -next. I see more
than 90 boot failures (out of ~330) there, not counting the build failures.
And that is on a good day.

Guenter

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