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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Stop pmac_zilog from abusing 8250's device numbers.
On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 14:20 +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> I never suggested *all* serial ports should be /dev/ttySn, I said that
> the built-in ports on the motherboard should be /dev/ttySn.

Why? What's so special about the name 'ttyS'?

> The built-in ports can generally be enumerated early on boot in a
> stable order, and they should be assigned the low ttySn numbers,
> regardless of what chip is used to implement them.

I don't see why that 'should' be the case. Certainly it _isn't_ the case
on most supported platforms -- we have separate device numbers, and
names, for most types of ports. There's only one or two drivers which
abuse ttySn for anything other than 8250 ports.


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