Patchwork [15/88] doc, xen: Mention 'earlyprintk=xen' in the documentation.

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date March 14, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
Message ID <1363257381-15900-16-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com>
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Luis Henriques - March 14, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
3.5.7.8 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>

commit 2482a92e7d17187301d7313cfe5021b13393a0b4 upstream.

The earlyprintk for Xen PV guests utilizes a simple hypercall
(console_io) to provide output to Xen emergency console.

Note that the Xen hypervisor should be booted with 'loglevel=all'
to output said information.

Reported-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1361825650-14031-2-git-send-email-konrad.wilk@oracle.com
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
---
 Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index a92c5eb..65f25d7 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -760,6 +760,7 @@  bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
 
 	earlyprintk=	[X86,SH,BLACKFIN]
 			earlyprintk=vga
+			earlyprintk=xen
 			earlyprintk=serial[,ttySn[,baudrate]]
 			earlyprintk=ttySn[,baudrate]
 			earlyprintk=dbgp[debugController#]
@@ -777,6 +778,8 @@  bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
 			The VGA output is eventually overwritten by the real
 			console.
 
+			The xen output can only be used by Xen PV guests.
+
 	ekgdboc=	[X86,KGDB] Allow early kernel console debugging
 			ekgdboc=kbd