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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] x86, setup: reorgize the early_console_setup
On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 12:23:17PM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On 08/02/2010 08:09 AM, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 12:13:31AM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> >>
> >> Seperate early_console_setup from tty.c
> >> also make main.c to include printf.c/string.c/cmdline.c
> >>
> >> will reuse early_serial_console.c/string.c/printf.c/cmdline.c in compressed/misc.c
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
> >>
> >> ---
> >
> > Hi Yinghai, I'll try to find some time for review though it looks somehow
> > too 'big' for me :)
> >
> > Actually by reading your initial approach (which was much smaller in size) I
> > thought we end up in something like the patch below, though I'll review this
> > seris. So just to share (I've tested it under qemu). The idea is the same as
> > your was, so I pushed all constant parts into header and use it when needed
> > passing serial line base port via boot_params.
>
> Eric doesn't like early_serial_console_base in zero page. and said that is fragile.
>

yeah, and Peter noted too as well, I missed Eric's mail in first place.

> So try to include string.c/printf.c/cmdline.c/early_serial_console.c in arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c
> and analyze that command line again.
>
> then kexec path will get support too. that is from arch/x86/boot/compressed/head_32.S or head_64.S, startup_32.
> and skip arch/x86/boot/main.c
>
> later with following patch for 3, we get all covered in c code.
> 1. arch/x86/boot/main.c: setup code.
> 2. arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c: decompress_kernel code : the 2 -v3 patches that i sent last night.
> 3. arch/x86/kernel/head64.c: real kernel.
>
> maybe we can make early_serial_console.c and early_printk.c to share some .h etc later.
>

yes, sounds tempting for me ;)

> Thanks
>
> Yinghai
>
> [PATCH -v2] x86: Setup early console as early as possible
>
> Analyze "console=uart8250,io,0x3f8,115200n8" in i386_start_kernel/x86_64_start_kernel,
> and call setup_early_serial8250_console() to init early serial console.
>
> only can handle io port kind of 8250. because mmio need ioremap.
>
> -v2: use boot_params.hdr.version instead of adding another variable, Suggested by hpa
> update after using x86 memblock patchset
>
> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@kernel.org>
> ---
...
> +
> + p += 8; /* sizeof "console=" */
> + q = strchr(p, ' ');
> + if ((q - p) >= sizeof(constr))
> + return;
> +

I think the better would be to explicitly point q=0 here, ie if (!q || ...)
(yes, it'll trigger with former too but anyway this would be somewhat cleaner)
> + memset(constr, 0, sizeof(constr));
> + memcpy(constr, p, q - p);
> +
> + lockdep_init();
> +
> + setup_early_serial8250_console(constr);
> +#endif
> +}

...

> + /* make sure if it is copied already */
> + if (boot_params.hdr.version)
> + return;
> +

And Yinghai, lets be more verbose here a bit, since for those who will
be reading this code later might be non-obvious why we have checked for
'version' here. I guess something like "an easy way to check if boot_params
were already copied". Actually it's clean from commit message but I think
we first read code comments and commit messages after, agreed? ;-)

> memcpy(&boot_params, real_mode_data, sizeof boot_params);
> if (boot_params.hdr.cmd_line_ptr) {
> command_line = __va(boot_params.hdr.cmd_line_ptr);
> @@ -74,6 +78,10 @@ void __init x86_64_start_kernel(char * r
> /* clear bss before set_intr_gate with early_idt_handler */
> clear_bss();
>
...

Other then that looks good for me, thanks! My Reviewed-by if needed.

-- Cyrill


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