Re: Linux v2.6.18-rc3

From: Russell King
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 17:36:31 EST

On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 02:18:55PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Well, more importantly, why would we do something like this in the first
> place?

The low level drivers can do that already if they so wish. We provide
a library function to allow them to do the generic parts, which is
what we're talking about here.

> The serial layer should use set_termios() when users set the termios state
> (surprise surprise), not to emulate suspend/restore.

Yes Linus, you're obviously right. Would you mind re-engineering this
while I'm away for the next few days. For _ALL_ serial drivers, not
just 8250. Thanks.

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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