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SubjectRe: Hard coding default COM3/4 IRQ.
Theodore Y. Ts'o writes:
> P.S. Hmmm.... something which I might try is to do the boot-time
> autoconfiguration, and if it fails, fall back to setting the IRQ to
> the default 3/4, instead of setting the IRQ to 0. This may confuse
> some folks since you won't be able to distinguish between a failed
> IRQ autoconfiguration and an IRQ configuration that happened to
> choose 3/4. But it will help out the naive folks with the cheap
> hardware, and it will help some of the folks who have custom
> hardware, and are too lazy to configure their own /etc/serial.conf.

Sounds like a good idea. It will also help those who want to
distribute kernels/systems to many users without having to tune the
serial configuration, where some users have extra serial cards. You
may call this class of users lazy. I'd call them justifiably lazy :-)



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