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Re: Bitrotting serial drivers

To: Pete Popov <ppopov@embeddedalley.com>
Subject: Re: Bitrotting serial drivers
From: Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:24:38 +0000
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 02:51:40PM -0800, Pete Popov wrote:
> >>>- __register_serial, register_serial, unregister_serial
> >>>  (this driver doesn't support PCMCIA cards, all of which are based on
> >>>   8250-compatible devices.)
>
> I tried a couple of times to cleanly add support to the 8250 for the Au1x 
> serial. The uart is just different enough to make that hard, though I admit I 
> never spent too much time on it. Sounds like it's time to revisit it again.

I would prefer to have a patch to remove (or ack to do so myself) the
above three mentioned functions so I can avoid breaking your driver,
rather than a large update to it.

Thanks.

-- 
Russell King
 Linux kernel    2.6 ARM Linux   - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
 maintainer of:  2.6 Serial core

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