Re: [ patch 6/7] drivers/serial/jsm: new serial device driver

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 14:30:36 EST

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:42:31AM -0600, Kilau, Scott wrote:
> Hi Wendy, Greg, all,
> If IBM intends on our DPA management program to work for the JSM
> products, the ioctls are needed.

Wendy, what is IBM's stance on this?

> DPA support is a requirement for all Digi drivers, so it would
> not be possible for me to remove them from my "dgnc" version
> of the driver.

"requirement" from whom and to who? The Linux kernel community?

> For the JSM driver, its up to you whether you feel its needed or not.
> However, I would like to mention that the DIGI drivers that currently
> reside in the kernel sources *do* reserve that ioctl space,
> and is acknowledged by "Documentation/ioctl-number.txt":
> > d' F0-FF linux/digi1.h
> I understand that the list is not a reservation list,
> but a current list of potential ioctl conflicts...

It's not a reservation issue, it's the fact that we don't want to allow
new ioctls, and if we do, they had better work properly (your
implementation does not.)


greg k-h
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