Re: [PATCH][RESEND] x86: Do not write to VGA memory space if CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLEis undefined

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Apr 05 2010 - 14:47:28 EST

On 04/05/2010 11:10 AM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-03-31 at 11:32 -0400, Pekka Enberg wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:41 PM, Guenter Roeck
>> <guenter.roeck@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Current early_printk code writes into VGA memory space even
>>> if CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE is undefined. This can cause problems
>>> if there is no VGA device in the system, especially if the memory
>>> is used by another device.
>>> Fix problem by redirecting output to early_serial_console
>>> if CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE is undefined.
>>> Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <guenter.roeck@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Reviewed-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> What will it take to get this patch into the tree ?
> If there are coding style issues or some other unresolved concerns,
> please let me know.

You didn't answer my question (c).

I want to know how you ended up with
boot_params.screen_info.orig_video_isVGA == 1 on a system with no VGA,
which seems like it would have resolved this.

I am *not* inclined to add a compile-time test for what should have been
handed with a runtime test already.


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