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If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you! ** Tags added: verification-needed-yakkety -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1630311 Title: arm64: SPCR console not autodetected Status in linux package in Ubuntu: Fix Committed Status in linux source package in Yakkety: Fix Committed Bug description: [Impact] ARM servers that boot in ACPI mode will not autodetect their console settings. The SBSA (Server Base System Architecture) spec requires that these settings be specified using the ACPI SPCR table. Support for parsing this table just landed upstream in the 4.9 merge window. [Test Case] Boot an ARM system in ACPI mode(I used a Cavium ThunderX CRB1S w/ acpi=force). You'll have no console unless you know and explicitly specify the correct console= parameter on the cmdline. [Regression Risk] The changes cleanly cherry-pick from upstream, so we'll have upstream support for any regressions. Though the patches do touch code in arch-indep directories, that code is limited by config options that restrict the functionality to either ARM or OpenFirmware systems: of/serial: move earlycon early_param handling to serial - Cleanup of OF-specific code. ACPI: parse SPCR and enable matching console - Adds parse_spcr() for all archs, but this function is only called from arch/arm64 code (next patch). - Adds an arch-generic call to a stub function only if the OF-specific earlycon parameter is specified. Further, that stub function just returns -ENODEV on non-OF systems. ARM64: ACPI: enable ACPI_SPCR_TABLE - ARM64-specific code, only built if CONFIG_ACPI=y serial: pl011: add console matching function - Driver for ARM AMBA-type serial port - code is only activated if a console=pl011,* parameter is specified on the cmdline. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1630311/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp