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Subjectparport_serial and serial driver?
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Hi,

I use non-modular kernel with parport_serial driver built in (NetMos-based
cards, 2.4.latest-vanilla patched for NetMos PCI IDs). The problem is that
parport_serial is initialized before serial driver and thus both serial
ports on that card are detected as ttyS00. This patch helped me:

--- linux.orig/Makefile Wed Aug 28 13:46:45 2002
+++ linux/Makefile Wed Aug 28 13:46:51 2002
@@ -130,12 +130,13 @@
DRIVERS- :=

DRIVERS-$(CONFIG_ACPI) += drivers/acpi/acpi.o
-DRIVERS-$(CONFIG_PARPORT) += drivers/parport/driver.o
DRIVERS-y += drivers/char/char.o \
drivers/block/block.o \
drivers/misc/misc.o \
drivers/net/net.o \
drivers/media/media.o
+# Change the order of initialization of parport_serial and serial
+DRIVERS-$(CONFIG_PARPORT) += drivers/parport/driver.o
DRIVERS-$(CONFIG_AGP) += drivers/char/agp/agp.o
DRIVERS-$(CONFIG_DRM_NEW) += drivers/char/drm/drm.o
DRIVERS-$(CONFIG_DRM_OLD) += drivers/char/drm-4.0/drm.o

When the same kernel has parport_serial as a module, everything works
fine, because serial is already initialized.

BTW - Is there a way to specify the order of initialization (module_init)
of certain drivers? What is the proper solution to my problem?
--
Pavel Janík

panic("IRQ, you lose...");
-- 2.2.16 arch/mips/sgi/kernel/indy_int.c
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