[PATCH] Stop pmac_zilog from abusing 8250's device numbers.
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Thu Apr 5 02:09:26 EST 2007
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Oh, and I always thought PTYs were moved to free up more minors for our
> zillions of serial ports...
No, PTYs were moved because 64 ptys were woefully inadequate. 256 ptys
were enough of a shortage for many users.
The use of 16-bit Minix device numbers was a major headache in Linux for
many, many years. We didn't get past that one until the 2.6 kernel series.
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