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    SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5] tty: move stuff around
    On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:26, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
    > On Tuesday 31 August 2010, Alan Cox wrote:
    >> > drivers/char/tty_*      -> tty/*
    >> > drivers/char/{vt stuff} -> tty/vt/
    >> > drivers/char/hvc_*      -> drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_*
    >> > drivers/serial/*        -> drivers/tty/serial/*
    >> There are dead bits in there too we should prune 68xxx stuff mostly
    > Geert, can you comment on the 68k serial drivers? Which
    > ones are to stay, which ones can get phased out?

    I don't know much about which drivers are still in active use. People
    don't really
    tell me ;-)

    FWIW, if I use my Amiga's serial port, it's just for a serial console, in case
    all else fails (last time I needed that was several years ago).

    We have 3 "classes" of serial drivers:

    - generic_serial-based:

    o MVME147_SCC
    o MVME162_SCC
    o BVME6000_SCC
    o A2232

    All of these were marked BROKEN lately due to generic_serial,
    while there's even a
    new ATARI_SCC under "active" development...

    - plain drivers/char:

    o SERIAL167

    - drivers/serial:


    Sun 3/3x support might be (re)added to SERIAL_SUNZILOG

    On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 15:00, Alan Cox <> wrote:
    > Please don't convert stuff to serial_core - it's got some horrible
    > problems with adapting to the new locking model, its buffering model
    > pre-dates kfifo and all in all serial_core needs a rewrite not more users.

    Funny... so "fortunately" we never found time to move the m68k serial drivers
    to driver/serial/? Long live procrastination ;-)


    Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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