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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tty: xilinx_uartps: move to arch_initcall for earlier console
Hi, +Linus

On 24.8.2017 01:24, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 04:50:21PM +0530, Shubhrajyoti Datta wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Shubhrajyoti Datta <>
> I can't take patches without any changelog text at all :(

ok. I see you have also commented this.

Anyway this is kind of old discussion about moving serial drivers to
arch_initcall from module_init.

There is one patch in the tree.

commit 4dd9e742df98f8f600b4302d3adbb087a68237f7
Author: Alessandro Rubini <>
AuthorDate: Tue May 5 05:54:13 2009 +0100
Commit: Russell King <>
CommitDate: Sun May 31 14:58:11 2009 +0100

[ARM] 5505/1: serial amba-pl011: move to arch_initcall for earlier

Signed-off-by: Alessandro Rubini <>"
Signed-off-by: Russell King <>

and then there was one patch (also sent to linux-serial but don't have link)

where that discussion wasn't finished.

There is one more patch which does that without real description for
this change.
commit ce87122911f8db59d3c2bc355c694c7a38940804
Author: Vladimir Murzin <>
AuthorDate: Tue Jun 7 16:02:37 2016 +0100
Commit: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
CommitDate: Sat Jun 25 14:01:57 2016 -0700

serial: mps2-uart: make driver explicitly non-modular

Most of drivers are using module_init and only some of them arch_initcall.


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