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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/41] TTY: pty, switch to tty_alloc_driver
On 08/08/2012 05:37 PM, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Aug 2012 21:47:43 +0200
> Jiri Slaby <> wrote:
>> Switch to the new driver allocation interface, as this is one of the
>> special call-sites. Here, we need TTY_DRIVER_EXCESSIVE_LINES to not
>> allocate tty_driver->ports, cdevs and potentially other structures
>> because we reserve too many lines in pty. Instead, it provides the
>> tty_port<->tty_struct link in tty->ops->install already.
> This is the only thing I would quibble about in the entire patch set.
> We've got a pile of things that the pty does and one or two other
> drivers might want to do about dynamic allocation (termios objects is
> the same problem).
> I think it's a mistake to call it EXCESSIVE_LINES, better a name which
> indicates what it implies - say TTY_DRIVER_DYNAMIC_ALLOC. Then it means
> other drivers can move that way if they wish.

I would stick only to the rename at this moment -- I will send a v2 for
this and 19/41. The merge with DEVPTS_MEM (the termios case) needs
devpts_kill_index to be moved from tty_release to
pty_driver->ops->cleanup/shutdown, but I don't feel comfortable to do it
now since it needs some testing. So I would add this to TODO and will
send it after the next merge window. If I understood your point correctly?

> for the entire series, and next time we are both at the same conference
> I owe you a a couple of beers at least !

Heh, OK, it would be honor for me ;).

suse labs

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