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From: Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu>
To: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
Cc: Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>,
	linux-efi <linux-efi@vger.kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>,
	Bhupesh Sharma <bhsharma@redhat.com>,
	Masayoshi Mizuma <m.mizuma@jp.fujitsu.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] efi/earlycon: Remap entire framebuffer after page initialization
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:55:03 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191211155503.GA204038@rani.riverdale.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAKv+Gu_VUAEw0auwhOyEAHn4BjDBPc9P4a+WBwJuRb_cBVi0NQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 11:26:17AM +0000, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Dec 2019 at 21:05, Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> > Thanks. Another q -- I tried out the earlycon=efifb, and it seems like
> > it gets disabled (without keep_bootcon) as soon as dummycon takes over,
> > which is well before the real console.
> >
> > DUMMY_CONSOLE is defined as
> >         depends on VGA_CONSOLE!=y || SGI_NEWPORT_CONSOLE!=y
> >         default y
> >
> > so it seems like it will pretty much always be enabled, as it doesn't
> > seem likely that VGA_CONSOLE=y and SGI_NEWPORT_CONSOLE=y would ever be
> > true simultaneously.
> >
> > Am I missing something or is this the way it's supposed to work? So
> > keep_bootcon seems almost necessary with the EFI boot console? Would a
> > patch to not disable boot console when dummycon is initialized, but wait
> > for a real console, be useful?
> >
> 
> Well spotted!
> 
> I have traced this down to [0] which combined various arch specific
> definitions into one, and obviously chose the wrong boolean operator
> for combining the conditions.
> 
> Patches welcome.
> 
> 
> [0] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tglx/history.git/commit/drivers/video/console/Kconfig?id=31d2a7d36d6989c714b792ec00358ada24c039e7

Thanks! I was a little mistaken about what actually disables it though,
it seems to be when vt_console_driver gets registered, and at that point
the vt is still using dummy_con. I had thought dummy_con itself was a
console driver.

      reply	other threads:[~2019-12-11 15:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-06 16:55 [GIT PULL 0/6] EFI fixes for v5.5 Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-06 16:55 ` [PATCH 1/6] efi/memreserve: register reservations as 'reserved' in /proc/iomem Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-08 13:33   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efi/memreserve: Register " tip-bot2 for Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-06 16:55 ` [PATCH 2/6] efi/gop: Return EFI_NOT_FOUND if there are no usable GOPs Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-08 13:33   ` [tip: efi/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Arvind Sankar
2019-12-06 16:55 ` [PATCH 3/6] efi/gop: Return EFI_SUCCESS if a usable GOP was found Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-08 13:33   ` [tip: efi/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Arvind Sankar
2019-12-06 16:55 ` [PATCH 4/6] efi/gop: Fix memory leak from __gop_query32/64 Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-08 13:33   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efi/gop: Fix memory leak in __gop_query32/64() tip-bot2 for Arvind Sankar
2019-12-06 16:55 ` [PATCH 5/6] efi: fix type of unload field in efi_loaded_image_t Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-08 13:33   ` [tip: efi/urgent] efi: Fix efi_loaded_image_t::unload type tip-bot2 for Arvind Sankar
2019-12-06 16:55 ` [PATCH 6/6] efi/earlycon: Remap entire framebuffer after page initialization Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-08 13:33   ` [tip: efi/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andy Shevchenko
2019-12-09 19:12   ` [PATCH 6/6] " Arvind Sankar
2019-12-09 19:24     ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-10 20:05       ` Arvind Sankar
2019-12-11 11:26         ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-12-11 15:55           ` Arvind Sankar [this message]

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