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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] tty: add flag to suppress ready signalling on open
On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 12:48:48PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:25 PM Mychaela Falconia
> <mychaela.falconia@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > Why not call it nomctrl ?
> >
> > I have no opinion one way or another as to what the new sysfs attribute
> > should be called - my use case won't involve this sysfs mechanism at
> > all, instead I care much more about the path where the tty port flag
> > gets set via a driver quirk upon seeing my custom USB ID. :)
>
> Then why do we bother with sysfs right now? It's an ABI and Johan is
> completely aware and knows that once it's in the kernel it is close to
> being carved in stone.
> I would vote to remove sysfs from now and see if we really need it in
> the future.

Eh, because this is generally useful and has come up in the past. I'm
not interested in adding quirks for odd devices that want non-standard
behaviour that we need to maintain indefinitely; that's precisely why I
proposed a general interface that can be use with any serial port.

Johan

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