[PATCH v4 10/18] ACPI / table: Print GIC information when MADT is parsed

Grant Likely grant.likely at linaro.org
Mon Sep 15 10:52:50 PDT 2014

On Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:40:10 -0700, Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:00:08PM +0800, Hanjun Guo wrote:
> > When MADT is parsed, print GIC information to make the boot
> > log look pretty.
> If you do this for prettiness, having an example output in the commit
> message would be a nice touch.


> The question is why it's needed though? Do we really need all this verbose
> information in dmesg when it could be found out in other ways instead?
> x86 is notoriously verbose in some of these aspects, I'm not sure it's
> something we need to mimic here?

For consistency, it does make sense to have the common x86 and ARM64
code outputing information in the same way, so I think the patch still
makes sense. All of them could be moved to KERN_DEBUG as a separate
patch if we want to cull early boot output. I would split that off and
discuss it separately.


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