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SubjectRe: [PATCH] serial: DCC(JTAG) serial and console emulation support
On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 02:47:18PM -0700, Daniel Walker wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 14:15 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 01:51:18PM -0700, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > > Your making too many assumptions .. You might be able to modify the
> > > kernel, and not the userspace. So you couldn't tweak the device
> > > creation .. It's much easier in the server world ..
> >
> > You're saying it's easier to replace an embedded kernel than a userspace
> > file on an embedded system? Heh, that's funny.
>
> I'm saying it _can_ happen that it's easier to replace the kernel.. I'm
> not saying it's always the case. We're talking about debugging
> situations in an embedded environment which don't always follow a normal
> path.

Nothing is "normal", so stop trying to say it is easier in the "server"
world please.

> > > > We've said no over a period of about ten years to a lot of attempts to
> > > > just borrow the ttyS0 range. If we'd said yes it would have been a
> > > > complete mess by now.
> > > >
> > > > So the answer is no.
> > >
> > > Nothing can be unilateral, there's always room for exceptions. You
> > > should say something more like "it's possible, but unlikely".
> >
> > Hm, how about this, as the TTY and serial driver[1] maintainer, I will
> > not accept this kind of patch at all.
> >
> > Is that final enough for you?
>
> So you don't like it, that's fair enough .. <thinks>I wonder what other
> maintainers I can send this too</thinks> ;)
>
> Can you be more specific about your objections

See everything that Mike and Alan wrote, do I need to repeat it?

greg k-h


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