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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
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Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Daniel Phillips <phillips@bonn-fries.net> writes:
> > On Tuesday 15 May 2001 23:20, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> > > Personally, I'd really like to see /dev/ttyS0 be the first detected
> > > serial port on a system, /dev/ttyS1 the second, etc.
> >
> > There are well-defined rules for the first four on PC's. The ttySx
> > better match the labels the OEM put on the box.
>
> Actually it would be better to have the OEM put a label in the
> firmware, and then have a way to query the device for it's label.
>
> The legacy rules are nice but serial ports are done with superio chips
> now. And superio chips are almost all ISA PNP chips without device
> enumeration, and isolation.

Not all serial ports are superio chips. There's all kinds of serial
ports on all kinds of different busses being supported under Linux. The
company I work for supports serial ports on ISA, PCI, SCSI, Ethernet, and
USB at the moment...


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