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SubjectRe: Serial Driver Name Question (kernels 2.4.x)
Ivan Passos writes:
>
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > "Michael H. Warfield" wrote:
> > >
> > > The trouble there is the problem with conventional lock files under
> > > /var/lock which only use the base name of the device name so cua/42
> > > and cuf/42 both have the same lock file of /var/lock/LCK..42 and
> > > would collide.
> >
> > OK, thanks. So it looks like we stick with
> >
> > http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/2.4/2.4.18-pre2/tty_name.patch
> >
> > Which just puts %d's at the end of all the device names in the
> > non-devfs case.
> >
> > I'll have another go at that patch, check for missed drivers,
> > then send it out again. OK?
>
> OK, just two comments:
> - As you'll have to patch all drivers anyway, in case Richard Gooch
> doesn't have a problem with this suggestion, I'd suggest you patch
> the kernel as follows:
>
> (1) drivers/char/tty_io.c
> ---------------------
> @@ -193,10 +193,13 @@ _tty_make_name(struct tty_struct *tty, c
>
> if (!tty) /* Hmm. NULL pointer. That's fun. */
> strcpy(buf, "NULL tty");
> else
> - sprintf(buf, name,
> - idx + tty->driver.name_base);
> + sprintf(buf, "%s%d", name, idx + tty->driver.name_base);
>
> return buf;
> }
>
> (2) drivers/char/serial.c
> ---------------------
> @@ -5387,7 +5387,7 @@ static int __init rs_init(void)
> serial_driver.driver_name = "serial";
> #endif
> #if (LINUX_VERSION_CODE > 0x2032D && defined(CONFIG_DEVFS_FS))
> - serial_driver.name = "tts/%d";
> + serial_driver.name = "tts/";
> #else
> serial_driver.name = "ttyS";
> #endif
>
>
> (3) drivers/char/whatever_other_driver.c
> ------------------------------------
> @@ -5387,7 +5387,7 @@ static int __init wod_init(void)
> wod_driver.driver_name = "whatever_other_driver";
> #endif
> #ifdef CONFIG_DEVFS_FS
> - wod_driver.name = "tts/N%d";
> + wod_driver.name = "tts/N";
> #else
> wod_driver.name = "ttyN";
> #endif
>
> I've already suggested this in a previous msg, but nobody gave
> feedback. I believe this is cleaner, as it removes the %d from
> the driver.name field, while fixes the problem I reported.

Since you have to change all the drivers anyway, I'd prefer if
_tty_make_name() was left unchanged, and instead you put the "%d" in
each driver.name, thusly:
#ifdef CONFIG_DEVFS_FS
wod_driver.name = "tts/N%d";
#else
wod_driver.name = "ttyN%d";
#endif

The reason: maximum flexibility in the kinds of names we can
support. If for some reason we want a name like "tts/N%d_A" and
"tts/N%d_B" (say a driver with linked ttys, like the pty driver), we
don't need to make a global change.

Regards,

Richard....
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