[LinuxBIOS] [RFC][PATCH 2/2] x86_64: earlyprintk usb debug device support.
gregkh at suse.de
Tue Dec 5 01:45:21 CET 2006
On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 02:26:52PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Greg KH <gregkh at suse.de> writes:
> > On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 12:18:30PM -0800, Lu, Yinghai wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: ebiederm at xmission.com [mailto:ebiederm at xmission.com]
> >> >arch/x86_64/kernel/early_printk.c | 574
> >> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> > drivers/usb/host/ehci.h | 8 +
> >> > include/asm-x86_64/fixmap.h | 1
> >> Can you separate usbdebug handle out from early_printk?
> > Yeah, at least tear it out of x86-64, so those of us stuck on different
> > platforms can use this :)
> > Other than that minor issue, this looks great. I don't have a x86-64
> > box set up here at the moment, so I can't test it, but it looks
> > acceptable at first glance.
> Makes sense. I'm curious now what architecture do you have?
My main development box these days is a mac mini due to it's great form
factor and ability to suspend to ram easily. Unfortunately they don't
come with a working 64bit processor just yet.
> Anyway next time I touch this the project will be how to integrate
> this into the kernel cleanly. This round was to figure out how
> to get some working code.
> If someone beats me to the punch on generalizing this code I won't
> The first pass was a success. And the performance is reasonable
> assuming you don't plug the end you are watching into a usb1 only
> Given that I didn't really know anything about usb a week ago I think
> I did pretty well :)
Yes, you certainly did, no complaint from me at all about that :)
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