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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert "tty: serial: 8250: add CON_CONSDEV to flags"
On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 10:05:49AM +0800, Herbert Xu wrote:
> This commit needs to be reverted because it prevents people from
> using the serial console as a secondary console with input being
> directed to tty0.
>
> IOW, if you boot with console=ttyS0 console=tty0 then all kernels
> prior to this commit will produce output on both ttyS0 and tty0
> but input will only be taken from tty0. With this patch the serial
> console will always be the primary console instead of tty0,
> potentially preventing people from getting into their machines in
> emergency situations.
>
> Fixes: d03516df8375 ("tty: serial: 8250: add CON_CONSDEV to flags")
> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
>
> diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
> index 240a361..e8819aa 100644
> --- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
> +++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
> @@ -675,7 +675,7 @@ static int univ8250_console_match(struct console *co, char *name, int idx,
> .device = uart_console_device,
> .setup = univ8250_console_setup,
> .match = univ8250_console_match,
> - .flags = CON_PRINTBUFFER | CON_ANYTIME | CON_CONSDEV,
> + .flags = CON_PRINTBUFFER | CON_ANYTIME,
> .index = -1,
> .data = &serial8250_reg,
> };

Ok, this is the second time this has been reported. Matthew seems to be
ignoring my email about this, so I guess I'll just revert the patch, as
it's obviously causing problems...

thanks,

greg k-h

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