Re: [PATCH] 2.6.10 Altix : ioc4 serial driver support

From: Patrick Gefre
Date: Wed Dec 22 2004 - 10:22:05 EST

Russell King wrote:
On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 01:44:23PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

I still save off the pci_dev ptrs for all cards found, so I can
register with the serial core after probe (is there a better way?).
Should I register the driver separately for each card ? That seems a
bit overkill.

You should register them with the serial core in ->probe.

You want to register with the serial core before you register with PCI.
Then add each port when you find it via the PCI driver ->probe method.

Removal is precisely the reverse order - remove each port in ->remove
method first, then unregister from serial core.

How do I know how many ports I have when I register with serial core ? I use the info I got when i probed to fill in .nr

-- Pat
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