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Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the tty tree

To: Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the tty tree
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:06:44 +0200
Cc: David Daney <>, Stephen Rothwell <>, Greg KH <>,,, Linux MIPS Mailing List <>
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Hi Alan,

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Alan Cox <> wrote:
>> Today's build failed because there's a new user in the MIPS tree:
>> arch/mips/cavium-octeon/serial.c
> The version in the tree I have registers a platform device rather than
> calling into 8250 directly. That appears to be rather better mannered
> than whatever you are building.
> If someone has moved from the platform device could they kindly explain
> *why* ?

commit 7c507e6fe36d8e8f67a06d1f81ddde4d8ecf739f ("MIPS: Octeon: Use
device tree to register serial ports.") in linux-next.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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