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    SubjectRe: Early console confusion
    On 09/22/2010 11:21 AM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
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    > I think earlycon and earlyprintk have minimal backwards compatibility
    > problems, since they're mostly for developers. And if we decided
    > we did need to keep them, they could be undocumented and implemented
    > on top of "console=" with the appropriate explicit device.
    >

    The problem is that they're actually hard-coded into the firmware of
    some embedded devices.

    -hpa


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