lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [May]   [16]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
    On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 02:59:30AM +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > On Tuesday 15 May 2001 23:20, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
    > > Personally, I'd really like to see /dev/ttyS0 be the first detected
    > > serial port on a system, /dev/ttyS1 the second, etc.
    >
    > There are well-defined rules for the first four on PC's. The ttySx
    > better match the labels the OEM put on the box.

    Nico's point is that there is a lot of linux beyond PCs. My LART[1] has
    three serial ports which I didn't label at all. The official SA1100
    serial driver has /dev/ttySA[0-2] allocated. Other ARM systems use
    /dev/ttyS0. Guess what happens when you want to install debian-arm on
    an SA1100 system. A serial device registry like we have for the sound
    cards would be most welcome.


    Erik

    [1] StrongARM SA1100 embedded board, http://www.lart.tudelft.nl/

    --
    J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Department
    of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
    Delft University of Technology, PO BOX 5031, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
    Phone: +31-15-2783635 Fax: +31-15-2781843 Email: J.A.K.Mouw@its.tudelft.nl
    WWW: http://www-ict.its.tudelft.nl/~erik/
    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 12:53    [W:0.025 / U:59.100 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site