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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] earlycon: Allow specifying a uartclk in options
On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 11:43 AM Daniel Kurtz <> wrote:

> Currently when an earlycon is registered, the uartclk is assumed to be
> BASE_BAUD * 16 = 1843200. If a baud rate is specified in the earlycon
> options, then 8250_early's init_port will program the UART clock divider
> registers based on this assumed uartclk.

> However, not all uarts have a UART clock of 1843200. For example, the
> 8250_dw uart in AMD's CZ/ST uses a fixed 48 MHz clock (as specified in
> cz_uart_desc in acpi_apd.c). Thus, specifying a baud when using earlycon
> on such a device will result in incorrect divider values and a wrong UART
> clock.

> Fix this by extending the earlycon options parameter to allow
> of a uartclk, like so:

> earlycon=uart,mmio32,0xfedc6000,115200,48000000

> If none is specified, fall-back to prior behavior - 1843200.

> Signed-off-by: Daniel Kurtz <>

This general approach is facing resistance, so trying another more targeted
approach to work around the "BASE_BAUD=115200" assumption in arch/x86:

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