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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Wait for console to become available, v2
On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 09:23:36AM -0700, David VomLehn wrote:
> Andi Kleen wrote:
> >VomLehn <dvomlehn@cisco.com> writes:
> >>History
> >>v2 Wait for the preferred console rather than any console. Make the
> >> delay interval a tunable.
> >
> >CONFIG tunables are usually a bad idea. What should a binary distribution
> >kernel set? Better make it a boot option with a reasonable default.
>
> Your point about boot options is well taken; I released a more recent
> version of this patch with boot options last Friday and would appreciate
> your comments.

Ah missed that sorry.

>
> >Also a setting to panic in this case might be useful, normally a system
> >without console is not very useful and needs to be rebooted anyways.
>
> Umm, those of us in the embedded space have the, perhaps misguided,
> notion that our systems are quite useful without consoles...

That seems more like a special case that shouldn't be default?

-Andi

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