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

To: Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: [pnx833x_port]: device name prefix - ttyS or ttySA?
From: Ihar Hrachyshka <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:15:12 +0200
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On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Florian Fainelli <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

The problem is that use-case with generic 8250 and board specific
serial drivers both enabled is not a fantasy. So we need to
differentiate between them.

> My 2 cents.
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> Best regards, Florian Fainelli
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