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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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