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[f16-branch] Patches for serial/virt console handling (f16ppc beta blockers)



These patches are mostly intended to fix some problems with text console
handling on ppc64 systems with virtual console (hvc0 and the like).

In fact, that's why these are F16 patches - the PPC secondary-arch team
is working on their beta release and these patches fix at least two beta
blockers. These patches have been tested and confirmed to work - at least
on ppc64.

A side note: The plan for F17 (or F18) is basically to just kill as much
of this code as possible and use /dev/console. If you want your console on
ttyS0, say 'console=ttyS0'. (Or, since tradition allows it, 'serial'.)
If your only console is /dev/hvc0 and the kernel isn't sending its output
there, that should be fixed in the kernel, not papered over by anaconda.
It's not our job to work around kernel bugs if we can fix them at the
source instead.

-w


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