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SubjectRe: Trivial patch for drivers/serial/8250_cs
On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 11:27:08PM +0200, ???????????? ?????????????????????? wrote:
> This patch is against 2.6.0-test4.
> It fixes the pcmcia serial driver to know its now called 8250_cs and not
> serial_cs...
>
> Without this patch 8250_cs compiles but doesn't work.

What do you mean by "doesn't work", exactly? The existing name should
work if you have:

device "serial_cs" module "8250_cs"

in /etc/pcmcia/config. With your patch, it would work with:

device "8250_cs" module "8250_cs"

(and also changing every instance of serial_cs to 8250_cs)

> All the patch does is change several "serial_cs" occurences to "8250_cs".
>
> PS.
> another possible sollution is to change everything (including the file
> name) from "8250_cs" to "serial_cs" like it is in 2.4

I would say that "serial_cs" is more accurate since this is the driver
for cards that conform to the standard for PCMCIA serial interfaces.
Renaming to "8250_cs" is obfuscatory and pointlessly breaks config
files for previous kernel versions. It is second in foolishness only
to the genious who thought renaming "ide_cs" to "ide-cs" was a good
idea.

-- Dave

P.S. -- your email name ('???...') is a good way to target your email
to the spam bucket; I almost discarded it myself.
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