Re: can we drop early_serial_setup()?

From: Matt Porter (
Date: Sat Sep 21 2002 - 08:45:04 EST

On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 04:23:27PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 20 Sep 2002 16:33:57 -0700, Matt Porter <> said:
> Matt> serial8250_ports and serial8250_pops are not static structs
> Matt> in your tree?
> It is. The new routine (early_register_port) goes into 8250.c, so that's
> fine.

That will be fine then. I misconstrued your first statements as
indicating that we should duplicate this code in each arch (which
I didn't like). As far as PPC is concerned, go ahead and wipe
out early_serial_setup when you bring in early_register_port.

FWIW, there's actually been more PPC platforms than ev64260 using
early_serial_setup. They had abandoned it temporarily for a less
flexible approach due to the breakage.


Matt Porter
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