Re: serial driver not properly detecting modem

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 08:38:08 EST

> I've fixed this here merely by adding an entry to the PCI table of
> serial.c for PCI_CLASS_COMMUNICATION_OTHER. Is this the best way to fix
> this? Is there some reason that this shouldn't be done in general? If
> not, I'd like to see it fix in the kernel proper.

Most class other devices wont be 16x50 compatible.

> It should be noted that the modem is listed in serial.c's pci_boards,
> perhaps it would be best for the serial driver to list PCI_ID_ANY for a
> class, and only use pci_boards to further identify serial ports? Or
> would this be too inefficient to correct for a few misguided hardware
> makers?

Probably serial.c should look for class serial || (class_other && in table)

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