lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2003]   [Mar]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    SubjectRe: devfs + PCI serial card = no extra serial ports
    On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 03:57:56PM -0800, Ed Vance wrote:
    >
    > Will Bryan get the proper devfs entries if he patches serial.c to
    > recognize his card at kernel initialization, or is there more
    > weirdness expected?

    The point is that with devfs, it requires a kernel patch. And if you
    have an ISA card, where you can't do this kind of autoconfiguration,
    and you're using devfs, you're *toast*. Without devfs, you just use
    setserial to configure the necessary ports, and you're done.

    (Granted, these days, the last point may not matter since ISA is
    getting killed off pretty effectively by Microsoft refusing the
    certify systems against recent Windows OS's if they contain ISA buses
    --- one of the good things Microsoft has done for the computer
    industry. :-)

    - Ted
    -
    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 13:33    [W:0.028 / U:59.560 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site