Commit 4c30c6f5 authored by Nishanth Aravamudan's avatar Nishanth Aravamudan Committed by Linus Torvalds
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kernel/printk: do not turn off bootconsole in printk_late_init() if keep_bootcon

It seems that 7bf69395

 ("console: allow to retain boot console via
boot option keep_bootcon") doesn't always achieve what it aims, as when
printk_late_init() runs it unconditionally turns off all boot consoles.
With this patch, I am able to see more messages on the boot console in
KVM guests than I can without, when keep_bootcon is specified.

I think it is appropriate for the relevant -stable trees.  However, it's
more of an annoyance than a serious bug (ideally you don't need to keep
the boot console around as console handover should be working -- I was
encountering a situation where the console handover wasn't working and
not having the boot console available meant I couldn't see why).
Signed-off-by: default avatarNishanth Aravamudan <>
Cc: David S. Miller <>
Cc: Alan Cox <>
Cc: Greg KH <>
Acked-by: default avatarFabio M. Di Nitto <>
Cc: <>		[2.6.39.x, 3.0.x]
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 47331231
......@@ -1604,7 +1604,7 @@ static int __init printk_late_init(void)
struct console *con;
for_each_console(con) {
if (con->flags & CON_BOOT) {
if (!keep_bootcon && con->flags & CON_BOOT) {
printk(KERN_INFO "turn off boot console %s%d\n",
con->name, con->index);
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