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    SubjectRe: linux-next: build failure after merge of the tty tree
    Hi Alan,

    On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Alan Cox <> wrote:
    >> Today's build failed because there's a new user in the MIPS tree:
    >> arch/mips/cavium-octeon/serial.c
    > The version in the tree I have registers a platform device rather than
    > calling into 8250 directly. That appears to be rather better mannered
    > than whatever you are building.
    > If someone has moved from the platform device could they kindly explain
    > *why* ?

    commit 7c507e6fe36d8e8f67a06d1f81ddde4d8ecf739f ("MIPS: Octeon: Use
    device tree to register serial ports.") in linux-next.



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    In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
    when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
    -- Linus Torvalds

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