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

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Apr 4 16:58:31 EST 2007

On Tue, 3 Apr 2007, David Miller wrote:
> From: Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org>
> Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 09:14:20 +1000
> > David Woodhouse writes:
> > 
> > > There are proper device numbers registered for pmac_zilog now. Use them.
> > 
> > Sigh.  I guess this is inevitable, but IMNSHO this exposes a weakness
> > in our serial subsystem.
> > 
> > The problem is that this means that a user has to know "oh, the serial
> > port on my computer is implemented with a Z85C30 chip, therefore it's
> > /dev/ttyPZ0 not /dev/ttyS0, like it would be if the designers had used
> > a 16C550".
> ...
> > Why should a user know or care about that?  It really should be "it's
> > the built-in serial port on my computer therefore it's /dev/ttyS0".
> I totally agree with Paul, the onboard serial device should get
> ttyS0 regardless of what hardare is used to drive it.

Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert at linux-m68k.org>



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