[coreboot] [RFC] board_status: Add serial log to `serial_console.txt`

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko phcoder at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 14:18:55 CET 2014

On 09.02.2014 13:50, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear coreboot folks,
> currently no coreboot messages are stored for boards not supporting
> CBMEM console
Is there any remaining? If so it's an issue to be fixed
> (or where this option is disabled (currently by default))
Change the defaults.
> or no coreboot *romstage* messages are stored for boards, where the data
> cannot be preserved (passed to ramstage).
which boards are concerned? Which boards use ROMCC for romstage? Do they
output anything useful in romstage? If so, can't it be compensated by
> Using the serial (or USB) console all these messages can be captured
> with no problem, so I propose to just add these captured messages into
> the file `serial_console.txt`. Of course this file probably contains
> also the payload and (Linux) kernel log, but I think that is fine.
> SeaBIOS’ `readserial.py` should be used for capturing the messages as it
> adds time stamps.
> Scripting this is going to be hard, as the log is captured on a
> different system. So for now I propose to add it manually.
Having to capture serial makes setup needed for board-status more
difficult. Certainely, one needs to have a recovery method for case of
brick but having a complete serial setup will heavily reduce
board-status input which already isn't huge.
> Thanks,
> Paul

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