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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/30] disallow SERIAL_8250_PNP with SERIAL_8250_CONSOLE
    > This patch looks very controversial from my POV. Now distro people must decide
    > what to enable SERIAL_8250_PNP or SERIAL_8250_CONSOLE. And no matter what you

    They do already, otherwise your machine crashes at boot.

    > choose you'll get a regression, non-working serial console vs broken detection of
    > perfectly working hardware like additional serial ports on industrial computers,
    > notebook touchpads and finally old and dusty ISA PnP modems.
    > How widespread are these "known but hard to fix issues", to justify such drastic
    > change ?

    Any situation where you have a serial console on an ISAPnP device
    explodes on boot. I do intend to find a better fix for this, but in the
    meantime it is best that the quick fix goes in IMHO.

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