[PATCH] setup: Move unmask of async interrupts after possible earlycon setup

Jon Masters jcm at redhat.com
Tue Aug 26 13:52:07 PDT 2014

On 08/26/2014 04:09 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 9:05 PM, Jon Masters <jcm at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi Grant,
>> On 08/26/2014 04:01 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 7:55 PM, Jon Masters <jcm at redhat.com> wrote:
>>>> The kernel wants to enable reporting of asynchronous interrupts (i.e.
>>>> System Errors) as early as possible. But if this happens too early
>>>> then a pending System Error on initial entry into the kernel will
>>>> never be reported where a user can see it (instead it will remain
>>>> in the kernel ring buffer and be visible only via hardware debug).
>>>> Therefore, move the enabling of asynchronous interrupts to after
>>>> parsing any possible earlycon parameters setting up earlycon.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Jon Masters <jcm at redhat.com>
>>> That sounds wrong. Why aren't early log messages getting flushed out
>>> when the console shows up?
>> The problem is that when such an error occurs, we immediately panic. And
>> we've not setup the earlycon yet so there's no way to ever see it. I
>> wasted a bunch of time last week so it's worth saving someone else.
> Reasonable reason. Perhaps put that in the patch description.

Sent a V2 with that fixed. Forgot to copy you, apologies.


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