[PATCH] Stop pmac_zilog from abusing 8250's device numbers.

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Wed Apr 4 11:47:27 EST 2007

From: Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 02:36:37 +0100

> I've no fundamental problem with S0->console port 1, S1 -> console port 2
> etc, but the general notion that type and positional information doesn't
> matter is complete and utter bollocks when you try and apply it to any
> serious serial setup.

If you want geographical type device specification hierarchies, to
sanely manage that kind of stuff, they belong via sysfs or something
userside like that.

Using a bunch of different majors does not help the situation you
speak of.

What if I have 1,000 cyclades cards in my system?  The cyclades
serial major number helps me diddly in that case.  What about
having 82 8250's?

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