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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add the ability to layer another driver over the serial driver
On Sun, 10 Dec 2006, Tilman Schmidt wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:53:15 -0500, Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com> wrote:
> > This is a set of three patches to allow adding another driver on top of
> > the current serial driver without too much change to the serial code.
> > This is more for comments right now, it is probably not ready for real
> > use yet.

[snip]

> Has anything ever come of this? I would be very much interested in it.
> It might make it possible to extend the Siemens Gigaset drivers
> (drivers/isdn/gigaset) to the RS232 attached M101 DECT adapter.
> There is a working driver out of tree which accesses the serial port
> hardware directly (i8250 only), but that kind of thing doesn't seem
> fit for inclusion in the kernel.

...FWIW I would also gladly remove
arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/ls_uart.c
in favour of a standard interface to drivers/serial.

Thanks
Guennadi
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Guennadi Liakhovetski
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