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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
Russell King wrote:
>
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 06:42:17PM +0100, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> > serial.c should be hooked at the misc char device interface sooner or
> > later.
>
> Please explain. Especially contentrate on justifing why serial interfaces
> aren't a tty device.

No problem ;-).

There is the hardware: in esp. the serial controller itself - this
belongs
to misc, becouse a mouse for example doesn't have to interpret any tty
stuff
This animal belongs to the same cage as the PS/2 variant of it.
And then there is one abstraction level above it: the tty interface -
this belongs to a line discipline.

We have this split anyway already there /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/cua0 somehow
emulated on one level.

Understood?
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