[PATCH] Platform bus support
drzeus-list at drzeus.cx
Tue Sep 27 08:58:58 PDT 2005
Richard Hughes wrote:
>Hmm, over 35 new devices in my tree for (no offence) for no real
>personal gain doesn't seem a winner for me. How would you use the ioctl
>in the existing framework? I'm sure 8250 isn't the only driver that does
The problem is with the serial class, not the platform bus. So it should
be extended to somehow confirm each device that's given to it. This is
done today for the floppy block devices. We need to investigate if there
is a reliable way to do this though.
I don't think we should exclude legacy serial ports because some people
run with a configuration that gives a high number of devices. As we can
see this old cruft is still present on many modern system.
More information about the hal