lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2004]   [Jun]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6] Altix serial driver
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Andrew Morton wrote:

+ Pat Gefre <pfg@sgi.com> wrote:
+ >
+ > We think we should stick with the major/minor set we have proposed. We
+ > don't like hacking the 8250 code, dynamic allocation doesn't work (once
+ > that works we will update our driver to use it), registering for our
+ > own major/minor may not work (if we DO get one we will update the
+ > driver to reflect it) but in the meantime we need to get something in
+ > the community that works.
+
+ "we don't like" isn't a very strong argument ;)
+
+ It does sound to me like some work is needed in the generic serial layer to
+ teach it to get its sticky paws off the ttyS0 major/minor if there is no
+ corresponding hardware. AFAICT nobody has scoped out exactly what has to
+ be done for a clean solution there - it may not be very complex. So could
+ we please explore that a little further?
+
+ If that proves to be impractical for some reason then I'd be inclined to
+ allocate a new misc minor, stick it in devices.txt and be done with it.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this. Use a different major
(one that is likely to not be used by anyone else on our system) and a
minor that no one is assigned ?

-- Pat

-
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 14:04    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site