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    SubjectRe: Merge BUG in 2.4.15-pre4 serial.c
    On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 05:49:24PM +0100, Martin Dalecki wrote:
    > I have found the following code in serial.c aorund line 5565
    >
    > #ifdef __i386__
    > if (i == NR_PORTS) {
    > for (i = 4; i < NR_PORTS; i++)
    > if ((rs_table[i].type == PORT_UNKNOWN) &&
    > (rs_table[i].count == 0))
    > break;
    > }
    > #endif
    > if (i == NR_PORTS) {
    > for (i = 0; i < NR_PORTS; i++)
    > if ((rs_table[i].type == PORT_UNKNOWN) &&
    > (rs_table[i].count == 0))
    > break;
    > }
    >
    > This is supposedly the result of applying some patch twice.
    > Let me guess the first 8 lines of this can be deleted.

    Look at it closer, in particular the for() loops.

    It's basically there so that on x86, we don't normally use ttyS0-3
    for pcmcia and other similar ports, unless we run out of other ports
    to use.

    --
    Russell King (rmk@arm.linux.org.uk) The developer of ARM Linux
    http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html

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