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Add support for EC2 i3.metal serial port

Authored by cperciva on Sep 19 2018, 9:26 PM.



Recognize the Amazon PCI serial device found in i3.metal EC2 instances
as an NS8250 UART.

Test Plan

Booting an EC2 i3.metal instance with this patch, uart2 shows up and if I write to it (e.g., cat /COPYRIGHT > /dev/ttyu2) that shows up in the EC2 Console Logs.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to figure out how to get the kernel to use this for its console output, which is kind of the point... any help will be much appreciated.

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Event Timeline

cperciva created this revision.Sep 19 2018, 9:26 PM

Adding some reviewers who have touched this recently and may be able to tell me if I'm doing this right and/or what I'm missing.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Sep 19 2018, 10:01 PM
imp accepted this revision.Sep 19 2018, 10:08 PM
imp added inline comments.
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It's traditional to also add this to puc, iirc.

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