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SubjectRe: what serial driver restructure is planned?
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> Could we also have an interface to serial devices which bypass the tty
> layer? Ie a /dev/ttyraw* which just speaks to the serial port without
> going through the labyrinthine tty layers?

You've got one

> 9 times out of 10 when I reach for /dev/ttyS* that is all I want and
> the tty layer is just wasteful and gets in the way of a conceptually
> very simple device.

The only bits of the tty layer being used in raw data passing is the same
buffer management logic you would need anyway. In short - the perceived
waste is simply not there
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