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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH] Winbond CIR driver for the WPCD376I chip (ACPI/PNP id WEC1022)
On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:28:31 +0200 (CEST)
David Härdeman <david@hardeman.nu> wrote:

> On Thu, June 25, 2009 15:17, Alan Cox wrote:
> >> Which way of stopping the serial layer from grabbing the port did you
> >> have in mind?
> >
> > You can vanish it with setserial as stands. There isn't a good
> > interface for doing that from kernel side but as you can see from
> > setserial the infrastructure is all there to add it.
>
> Seems user-unfriendly...wouldn't blacklisting that particular port (using
> ACPI or PNP id or something) be a better solution?

Possibly - what I am saying is that the mechanisms exist internally for
this including flipping a port at run time between IR and normal modes
when appropriate
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