On Tue, 2016-10-04 at 13:02 +0100, John Garry wrote:
Right, so I think Zhichang can make the necessary generic changes to
8250 OF driver to support IO port as well as MMIO-based.
However an LPC-based earlycon driver is still required.
A note on hip07-based D05 (for those unaware): this does not use
LPC-based uart. It uses PL011. The hardware guys have managed some
trickery where they loopback the serial line around the BMC/CPLD. But we
still need it for hip06 D03 and any other boards which want to use LPC
bus for uart.
A question on SBSA: does it propose how to provide serial via BMC for SOL?
Probably another reason to keep 8250 as a legal option ... The (very
popular) Aspeed BMCs tend to do this via a 8250-looking virtual UART on