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):
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
A login-prompt is not provided.
A login-prompt is available.
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.
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+.
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!
OK. Do you need this in an official F-14 update, or can you carry this on your secondary arch?
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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