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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix Winbond CIR driver initialisation
On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 03:46:48PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > A workaround is to boot with argument 8250.nr_uarts=1. This is not really
> > desirable, so this patch makes ttyS1 go away.
> setserial can also be used for this surely ?

That's about as user-unfriendly as the boot option.

> > + dev_info(device, "Unregistering phony serial port ttyS1\n");
> > + serial8250_unregister_port(1);
> > + ok = request_region(data->sbase, SP_IOMEM_LEN, DRVNAME);
>
> That's a hack that is only going to work on specific systems where it is
> mapped the way you expect and doing stuff behind the back of the serial
> driver.
>
> I'm not averse to a better solution but it needs to be general and
> maintainable. Is there a way to identify the presence of the windbond CIR
> device as opposed to an 8250 ?

Not sure which kind of identification you're looking for but would a PNP
id be sufficient?

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