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    SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants

    On Tue, 15 May 2001, James Simmons wrote:

    > > I actually suggested something like this a while ago, mainly w.r.t. how
    > > to deal with serial ports (e.g. /dev/ttyS0/callout instead of /dev/cua0).
    > Very brillant. I like to see this as well, plus include the other serial
    > devices.

    Personally, I'd really like to see /dev/ttyS0 be the first detected serial
    port on a system, /dev/ttyS1 the second, etc. Currently there are plenty of
    different serial hardware with all their own drivers and /dev entries. For
    embedded systems with serial consoles, and also across architectures, this
    is a pain since the filesystem and namely /dev/inittab has to be adjusted
    for all different types of UARTs. This is not the case for every different
    type of NICs and that's a good thing.


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