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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add the ability to layer another driver over the serial driver
> I was actually wrong, flush_to_ldisc does handle reentrancy.
> It can only have one caller to disc->receive_buf() at a time. So
> long chains of recursion don't seem to be possible, even if called
> from IRQ context.

disc->receive_buf is single threaded but if it then sends characters back
in the same context (eg flow control) you get re-entry in the driver.

> And studying the way ppp does writing, it can bypass the tty_write()
> call and directly call the drivers. So that bypasses the transmit
> locking problems I saw.

tty_write() is the layer above the ldisc. tty_write() feeds a line
discipline from (usually) user space. Line disciplines write direct to
the tty.

> This is going to require some more thought. But I believe it can be
> done with adding a poll routine to the tty_operations structure

What status do you need to poll ?
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