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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/68] TTY buffer in tty_port -- prep no. 1
On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 02:51:47PM +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> Hi,
> this is the first series of patches which allow tty buffers to be
> moved from tty_struct (present from open to close/hangup) to tty_port
> (present as long as the device). This will allow us to get rid of the
> tty refcounting in the interrupt service routines and other hot paths
> after we are done. This is because we won't need to handle races among
> ISRs, timers, hangups and others, because tty_port lives as long as an
> interrupt/timer tick may occur. Unlike tty_struct.
> In this series, only first few drivers are converted to use
> tty_port. The rest is to come later.
> The first few patches are simple fixes/cleanups which emerged during
> the code investigation here and there. Further serialP header removal
> happens there. Finally, some drivers are forced to use tty_port, which
> will become a necessity in the future.
> Simserial (ia64) and standard x86 stuff were runtime-tested. The rest
> is only checked to be compilation-errors free.
> Final remark: simserial stuff depends on 4 patches sent to Tony Luck
> last week. They are in hist tree and -next already.

Where are those patches at specifically? Can you send them to me so I
could include them in my tree? Otherwise I can only apply the first 27
of these patches (which I have now done.)


greg k-h

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