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SubjectRe: Allow 8250 to work on sparc.
Hi Alan,

On Mon, 15 Sep 2008, Alan Cox wrote:

>> At the user level, there is no difference between a sun zilog serial port,
>> an 8250 serial port or a USB serial port so these should be allocated
>> using the same allocation system.
>
> That isn't strictly true.

I am intrigued. Other than the valid baud rates what differences are
visible at the user level?

>
>> For me, it would also simplify the issue of trying to work what devive to
>> look for when I plug in a new USB serial port device. It would be the new
>> /dev/ttyS<x> to appear in /dev.
>
> Naming is a private matter for udev anyway, independant of numbering for
> major/minor
>

Yes, but I have not found a simple way to configure it to add serial port
devices to the next available /dev/ttyS<xx>. If this was the default, it
would be much easier for me :). (I am assuming that all the different
serial port devices I use are transparent at the user level, hence my
question above.)

Regards
Mark.


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