Bug 728730

Summary: console_check does not recognize Freescale i.MX serial ports
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Niels de Vos <ndevos>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 14CC: iarlyy, initscripts-maint-list, jonathan, notting, plautrba, rvokal
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Add support for the Freescale i.MX serial ports none

Description Niels de Vos 2011-08-06 18:14:07 UTC
Created attachment 517005 [details]
Add support for the Freescale i.MX serial ports

Description of problem:
The Freescale i.MX chips provide a /dev/ttymxc style serial ports. console_check does not know about these and prevents access over a serial console.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure a Freescale i.MX system (like Genesi Smarttop/Smartbook) to login over serial console (kernel parameter "console=ttymxc,115200")
2. boot the system
3. see all the boot-messages scroll
4. after successful boot, there is no login-prompt
Actual results:
A login-prompt is not provided.

Expected results:
A login-prompt is available.

Additional info:
This only affects Fedora 14 and below, Fedora 15 uses systemd to configure the serial consoles and does not require any changes. See also Bug 678875.

I've built a test-package (http://arm.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=142969 , http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/devos/arm-fixes/fedora-14/SRPMS/initscripts-9.20.2-1.fc14.1.ttymxc.src.rpm) containing this patch and can confirm that this change makes login over the serial console possible.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2011-08-08 16:01:48 UTC
Added in rawhide, not that it's really used there. Merged onto F-15 and F-14 branches upstream.

Note that you'll need this in systemd for F-15+.

Comment 2 Niels de Vos 2011-08-08 17:46:06 UTC
I think there is no need to add support for this in systemd. Comment #4 in bug 678875 contains a little description.

Thanks for your prompt response!

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2011-08-08 17:50:49 UTC
OK. Do you need this in an official F-14 update, or can you carry this on your secondary arch?

Comment 4 Niels de Vos 2011-08-08 18:26:38 UTC
An update would be much appreciated. An alpha release for F-14 ARM is being worked on, and the normal updates will be made available in the future. The less ARM-specific changes that need to be thought of, the better.

This is not a blocker, but will benefit the testing on systems with this chip quite a lot. If other F-14 bugs for initscripts will be updated soon, this can wait, its not urgent.

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