Re: [PATCH] set altix preferred console

From: Greg Edwards <edwardsg_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2005-10-04 00:44:08
On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 03:20:11PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
| I think what *should* happen is that we should discover VGA
| devices by PCI enumeration, and the iobase/membase information
| would come from the ACPI description of the PCI root bridges.
| Then we could support multiple VGA devices, and the PCDP could
| point to one of them to be used as the console.
| 
| The VGA code in the kernel is a long ways from that.  But your
| firmware should provide the vga_console_{iobase,membase} data
| somewhere besides the PCDP.  Can you do something in ia64/sn
| to dig it out?

Thanks for the info and suggestion, Bjorn.  I think we should be able to
come up with something in sn-specific code.  I'll talk to our I/O guys
and see what we can come up with.

Greg
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