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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.31-serport
   From: Vojtech Pavlik <>
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 00:36:18 +0200

No, but using serport.c, you can bind a serio to a tty via a line
discipline, for example if you want a PC serial mouse on /dev/ttyS0 to
talk to sermouse.c via serio. I don't like the approach much, I hope(d) we
could switch somewhere below the tty layer, but it sort of works, and
maybe will have the bugs fixed sooner or later.

So how about this:

1) When SERIO device is claimed, we fail of TTY copy is opened
by any user.

2) Once we allow SERIO device to be claimed, we prevent opens
of TTY copy.

I guess this is sort of what Russell is recommending.
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