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Re: [patch] Incorrect mapping of serial ports to lines

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: Re: [patch] Incorrect mapping of serial ports to lines
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:10:43 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Jun Sun <>, Ralf Baechle <>, Linux/MIPS Development <>
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On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> > > (maybe a little dramatic) is to remove all static serial port definition
> > > and push them into board setup routine.  asm/serial.h only needs
> >
> >  I'm not sure that is the right way of doing it -- note that one problem
> > is serial drivers can be built as modules and inserted at the run time.
> The same is true for whatever other type of device (SCSI, IDE, Ethernet, ...).

 Yes and sensible drivers handle it correctly.  A classical example is the 
8390.c Ethernet driver with its various frontends.

> And depending on the order of module loading, the order of the devices will
> change.

 And given the order is fully configurable, it's actually a good thing.


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