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SubjectRe: Device to write to all (serial) consoles
On Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 03:23:23PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 09:59:06PM +0200, Paul Menzel wrote:
> > On 02.08.19 18:02, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > On Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 03:23:08PM +0200, Paul Menzel wrote:
> > > > On a lot of devices, like servers, you have more than one serial console,
> > > > and you do not always know, how they are numbered. Therefore, we start a
> > > > console on ttyS0 and ttyS1.
> >
> > Because the cable is always connected to the port on the back side, and
> > sometimes the port in the front has ID 0, and the one in the back 1, and
> > other times vice versa. We do not want to track that, and it would be
> > convenient to just write to both ports.
>
> Sounds like an XY problem then: what you want is not writing to all ports,
> but to have the port assignments stable (see also: disk device reordering).

You can get that information from the symlinks in /dev/serial/ which
udev creates.

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