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From: Andy Kennedy <>
Subject: Serial console issues.
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 14:39:57 -0600	[thread overview]
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For those of you who are on BusyBox's mailing list, you've already seen 
this -- I was sent here for help.

Linux:  2.6.18
Bootloader:  SysLinux
Init:  BusyBox (ver 1.4.0) init.
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200,n,8,1
System: VersaLogic 568 (STD80/STD32 Bus, i386 based computer)
Issue:  Booting on "System" I get perfect printk's to the serial 
console.  When the init takes over (from within an initrd), the console 
begins to miss characters.  I can still send write commands through the 
console, however, the output of these commands is garbled.  The really 
odd part is when the init releases control (is killed by Linux), or when 
a printk is issued, the console prints perfectly again.  The next really 
strange part about this is that changing "System" to my laptop -- no 
problems PERIOD. 

The BusyBox list directed me to LKML as this is a wider base of users 
that may have experienced the same problem and could provide me an answer.

Thanks in advance for the help (and sorry for asking such a non-related 
issue on the LKML),

             reply	other threads:[~2007-02-12 20:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-12 20:39 Andy Kennedy [this message]
2007-02-12 20:56 ` David Lang
2007-02-13 20:20   ` Andy Kennedy
2007-02-14 23:11 akennedy
2007-02-15  0:24 ` Alan
2007-02-15  0:39 akennedy
2007-02-15 10:49 ` Russell King

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