[coreboot] source of coreboot boot log for board-status database

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 04:39:56 CEST 2014

I think it's fine. The more info we have on a given board the better, and
the boot log seems to be of value to people, so why not?


On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Martin Roth <martin.roth at se-eng.com> wrote:

> I've added a routine to grab the boot log for the board-status database
> from a serial device.  I didn't realize at the time that it had already
> been voted down on the mailing list - I was told that if I wanted this to
> go in, I should appeal to the mailing list.
> Please see the patch here:  http://review.coreboot.org/#/c/6094/
> Since there are currently some platforms that do not yet support the cbmem
> console, I would like to be able to grab the console from a serial device
> on the host side.  I'm happy to mark it as coming from the serial device,
> and note in the script that by preference the cbmem console log should be
> used.  I am fully prepared to add text to the script belittling anyone who
> has to fall back to such plebian measures or any other punishments that are
> deemed to be required.
> Other possible alternatives I see to having the script read the console
> from a serial device:
> 1) Add a command line option to the board_status.sh script that allows the
> user to point to a file already containing the console log.
> 2) Add a command line option to allow the console log to just be skipped
> and upload the rest of the data without it.
> 3) Simply wait until the boards support cbmem console log and not push
> anything about those platforms until that point.
> 4) Collect the data manually and push it into the repo without the
> board_status.sh script being used.
> My thought is that having the script grab the data from the serial port is
> better than any of these options, but I'm sure there are other
> possibilities that I've missed.
> (Apologies if my tone offends anyone - I'm told that when I try to be
> funny, it comes across as condecension.  I guess that's why I'm a
> programmer and not a comedian.)  <-- my new tagline.
> Martin
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