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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
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Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I would not be unhappy to have separate drivers for different chipsets,
> and even if you want to have the same driver for a 16450 and a 16550 (they
> _are_ quite close, after all), it's not clear that it makes sense to do
> the same thing for the multiport things etc.

Linus, when I got my first "speed4" card, (PCI, single chip quad uart
based card), I just typed a few setserial commands, and had the card
running.

It is the 16550 driver that handles this chip. 8250, 16450 16550 are
all ISA. Now we have a chip that's two levels away (PCI, quad) getting
handled by the same driver.

It really would help reduce bugs if there were more shared code.

If you split drivers, the number of users will drop. So less bugs get
found.

Roger.

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