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    SubjectRe: Kernel > 2.6.30: PCI issue causes Kernel freeze at booting
    On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
    > On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 1:44 AM, Hornung, Michael <> wrote:
    >>>> There is an UART (FPGA IP Core) in that system located at address 1900h using interrupt 3. In order to get Kernel messages at boot time,
    >>>> I changed file arch/x86/include/asm/serial.h as follows:
    >>>> -        { 0, BASE_BAUD, 0x3F8, 4, STD_COM_FLAGS },      /* ttyS0 */     \
    >>>> +        { 0, BASE_BAUD, 0x1900, 3, STD_COM_FLAGS },     /* ttyS0 */    \
    >>>> that is the only change I made to the kernel sources.
    >>> Is this UART connected via PCI?  I don't think so, because I don't see
    >>> any I/O BARs that include 0x1900.
    >> The UART is connected via LPC bus.
    > Makes sense; that's a common way for attaching UARTs, and they are
    > normally described via ACPI.  When you do that, I think it will show
    > up as ttyS4 (be sure you build with CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_PNP=y), so
    > you'll have to use "console=ttyS4" when you boot.  ttyS0-ttyS3 are
    > taken by the hard-coded ports in serial.h, even though they may not
    > exist on your platform.

    Hi Michael,

    Any update on this problem? Did it make any difference to put the
    UART in the ACPI namespace?

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