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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add transport class symlink to device object
On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 01:43:03AM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 11:25:25PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> > Eww. Do you really want one struct device per tty with all the
> > memory each one eats?
> >
> > If that's really what you want you need to talk to Alan and not me.
> > Alan looks after tty level stuff, I look after serial level stuff.
> > The above is a tty level issue not a serial level issue.
> mmm. I don't know whether it's really a tty level issue or a serial
> issue. The only tty classes with corresponding devices are the serial
> ones, at least on my system. If this is the case, then the right fix
> would seem to be something like creating a new struct device for each
> serial port, then making that the uart_port->dev instead of the pci_dev
> or whatever.

What's the reason for enforcing one struct device per struct class_dev ?
I thought one of the points of class_dev was that you could have multiple
of them per struct device.

Please note that I have other commitments for the next fortnight, so my
time this week is _very_ limited. Can this wait until September?

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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