[coreboot] Serial Console option (was Coreboot fails to initialize on ASUS A8V-E SE)

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 19:29:28 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:21 AM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> yes I can confirm that the Kconfig build method work for me too. As
> >> Rudolf said I had to disable VGA ROM as well otherwise it will came up
> >> with a exception error. It's necessary to have "Serial port console
> >> output" set to yes or it won't compile.
> >
> > I'm not sure it makes sense for Coreboot to have that option.  It only
> takes
> > a few #if defined() statements to make it compile, but I'd rather see the
> > option disappear.  Users that want more speed can choose a different
> console
> > verbosity.
> >
> > Comments?
> Assuming all machines now and forever will have serial console ... I
> am pretty sure that's an unsafe assumption.
I guess I was looking at it more like this:  All the boards that we support
have serial ports.  If we have a serial port it makes sense to enable it.
The option to disable the serial port should disappear because it can be
subsumed in the "I have a serial port (CONFIG_SUPERIO_*)" option.  I can see
your point, though.

So, to fix the problem of Kconfig having options that break the build, you'd
like to use #ifdefs, right?

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