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SubjectRe: Allow 8250 to work on sparc.
From: Alan Cox <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:22:11 +0100

> > 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.
> > 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

True. But I think there is some merit in having such a generic
allocator for the current users of the ttySX minor space.

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