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SubjectRe: [PATCH] serial: Add Cavium OCTEON UART definitions.
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On Tuesday 07 October 2008, David Daney wrote:
>
> -       up->port.type = PORT_16550A;
> +#ifdef CONFIG_CPU_CAVIUM_OCTEON
> +       /* UPF_FIXED_PORT indicates an internal UART.  */
> +       if (up->port.flags & UPF_FIXED_PORT)
> +               up->port.type = PORT_OCTEON;
> +       else
> +#endif
> +               up->port.type = PORT_16550A;
> +

This looks somewhat wrong, IMHO a device driver should not assume that
a CONFIG_CPU_* symbol is exclusive. You could have (maybe not now, but
in the future) a kernel that supports running on an Octeon as well
as some other Mips64 processor, and have UPF_FIXED_PORT uart on some
other machine, which will make the kernel think it is a PORT_OCTEON.

Arnd <><
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