Re: [PATCH] ARM: fix DEBUG_UART_PHYS/VIRT issue when modifying DEBUG_LL output

From: Thomas Petazzoni
Date: Wed Jun 17 2015 - 16:10:17 EST


On Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:40:58 +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:

> > Russell, what do you think of the proposed approach?
> I'd rather we killed all the defaults, rather than keep trying to fix
> these subtle issues. That was always my goal of converting to this
> model anyway.
> However, I think it's important not to loose this information (how many
> of us with lots of different platforms want to keep on digging through
> PDFs to try and find this documentation?) I'd like to see a per-SoC
> file somewhere in Documentation/arm/ giving these details so at least
> they're relatively easy to find.

I personally find having the defaults for various popular platforms
readily available in menuconfig to be a lot easier than having to dig
some documentation to find the appropriate addresses.

I.e, the current way is perfect. It's just that there is no need to
show the physical/virtual addresses if an existing well-known platform
is selected, especially as it causes weird behavior due to how kconfig
works. Which Boris patch is solving.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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