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SubjectRe: [driver] New life for Serial mice
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 03:39:04PM -0700, James Simmons wrote:

> > > It would be nice if we had
> > >
> > > 1) A seperate serial directory under drivers.
> > >
> > > 2) A nice structure that input devices and the tty layer can use. It is
> > > just a waste to go threw the tty layer for input devices. It would also
> > > make serial driver writing easier if the api is designed right :-)
> >
> > I am planning some day (don't know when yet though) to convert the 16x50
> > driver over to the serial_core stuff.
> I ported it over to my tree. I will have to figure out how to incorporate
> the input serial stuff without breaking all the input drivers we have. In
> CVS we have alot of them. This will make life so much easier since all I
> will have to do is change one file for changes I make to the tty layer. I
> have improved andrew mortons console patch to work with multiple consoles
> and for different types of console devices. Instead of altering all the
> console drivers I'm planning on intergrating the locking into the tty
> layer. That patch is needed for serial devices as well as video terminals.
> Your work might help speed up devleopement.

Sounds cute. Where do I find the result of your work?

> > NB, Ted Tytso mentioned something at the 2.5 conference about integrating
> > some of the serial layer with the tty layer.
> What does he have in mind? I like to keep my VT changes in sync with what
> he has in mind.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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