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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Default serial console to BAUD_AUTO

To: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Default serial console to BAUD_AUTO
From: John Levon <john.levon@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 08:33:21 +0100
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On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 07:47:02AM +0100, Keir Fraser wrote:

> > Default serial console to BAUD_AUTO
> > 
> > Currently, the defaults for the serial console have a baud rate of zero,
> > which is less than useful. Default to BAUD_AUTO instead, so you can just
> > specify "console=com1" and it will most likely work.
> If we do this we should remove com1 from the default console= string.
> Otherwise we waste time on serial output for many users who have nothing
> connected (currently a com1= line has to be specified for serial output to
> be enabled on Xen/x86). console=vga is probably what most people expect by
> default?

The default setting is "com1,vga". However, the last setting is always taken,
and overrides all others, so this is exactly equal to "vga". This should
probably be cleaned up, but I don't think my patch changes anything in this


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