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authorMaciej W. Rozycki <macro@linux-mips.org>2007-06-05 11:45:07 +0100
committerRalf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>2007-07-10 17:33:00 +0100
commit36de48de85bdb9bc8c35c1eb513737c187d70a46 (patch)
tree9dfee11c44ae071b8a60b7a8b06f874f6f4b95f2 /arch
parentd388d6853f1b584b8606cb3f2f9f9e4fa2e52258 (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.34-ux500-36de48de85bdb9bc8c35c1eb513737c187d70a46.tar.gz
[MIPS] DECstation: Optimised early printk()
This is an optimised implementation of early printk() for the DECstation. After the recent conversion to a MIPS-specific generic routine using a character-by-character output the performance dropped significantly. This change reverts to the previous speed -- even at 9600 bps of the serial console the difference is visible with a naked eye; I presume for a framebuffer it is even worse (it may depend on exactly which one is used though). Additionally the change includes a fix for a problem that the old implementation had -- the format used would not actually limit the length of the string output. This new implementation uses a local buffer to deal with it -- even with this additional copying it is much faster than the generic function. Plus this driver is registered much earlier than the generic one, allowing one to see critical messages, such as one about an incorrect CPU setting used, that are produced beforehand. :-) Signed-off-by: Maciej W. Rozycki <macro@linux-mips.org> Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
-rw-r--r--arch/mips/Kconfig1
-rw-r--r--arch/mips/dec/prom/console.c32
-rw-r--r--arch/mips/dec/prom/init.c3
3 files changed, 29 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/arch/mips/Kconfig b/arch/mips/Kconfig
index 7080e7117f4..beff1052879 100644
--- a/arch/mips/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/mips/Kconfig
@@ -64,7 +64,6 @@ config MACH_DECSTATION
select BOOT_ELF32
select DMA_NONCOHERENT
select NO_IOPORT
- select SYS_HAS_EARLY_PRINTK
select IRQ_CPU
select SYS_HAS_CPU_R3000
select SYS_HAS_CPU_R4X00
diff --git a/arch/mips/dec/prom/console.c b/arch/mips/dec/prom/console.c
index 65419bf3244..078e1a12421 100644
--- a/arch/mips/dec/prom/console.c
+++ b/arch/mips/dec/prom/console.c
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
*
* DECstation PROM-based early console support.
*
- * Copyright (C) 2004 Maciej W. Rozycki
+ * Copyright (C) 2004, 2007 Maciej W. Rozycki
*
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
* modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
@@ -13,15 +13,35 @@
#include <linux/console.h>
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <linux/string.h>
#include <asm/dec/prom.h>
-void prom_putchar(char c)
+static void __init prom_console_write(struct console *con, const char *s,
+ unsigned int c)
{
- char s[2];
+ char buf[81];
+ unsigned int chunk = sizeof(buf) - 1;
- s[0] = c;
- s[1] = '\0';
+ while (c > 0) {
+ if (chunk > c)
+ chunk = c;
+ memcpy(buf, s, chunk);
+ buf[chunk] = '\0';
+ prom_printf("%s", buf);
+ s += chunk;
+ c -= chunk;
+ }
+}
+
+static struct console promcons __initdata = {
+ .name = "prom",
+ .write = prom_console_write,
+ .flags = CON_BOOT | CON_PRINTBUFFER,
+ .index = -1,
+};
- prom_printf( s);
+void __init register_prom_console(void)
+{
+ register_console(&promcons);
}
diff --git a/arch/mips/dec/prom/init.c b/arch/mips/dec/prom/init.c
index 4828cac4748..808c182fd3f 100644
--- a/arch/mips/dec/prom/init.c
+++ b/arch/mips/dec/prom/init.c
@@ -103,6 +103,9 @@ void __init prom_init(void)
if (prom_is_rex(magic))
rex_clear_cache();
+ /* Register the early console. */
+ register_prom_console();
+
/* Were we compiled with the right CPU option? */
#if defined(CONFIG_CPU_R3000)
if ((current_cpu_data.cputype == CPU_R4000SC) ||