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Re: [pnx833x_port]: device name prefix - ttyS or ttySA?

To: Ihar Hrachyshka <>
Subject: Re: [pnx833x_port]: device name prefix - ttyS or ttySA?
From: Florian Fainelli <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 18:30:31 +0100
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Le Tuesday 13 January 2009 16:07:50 Ihar Hrachyshka, vous avez écrit :
> In 'drivers/serial/pnx833x_port.c' we define the prefix for UART serial
> device as "ttyS". Anyway, we use major:minor numbers for SA1100 serial
> driver (that are 204:5). Why don't we use "ttySA" prefix then? That's
> what different embedded build systems expect for populating /dev (f.e.
> buildroot).

In my experience, everything that is not ttyS is a bit confusing either when 
creating the devices in the roots, or when using the serial console in the 
kernel command line. So I will vote for ttyS.

My 2 cents.
Best regards, Florian Fainelli
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