[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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