Re: [PATCH 00/20] Implment a tty port structure and supportinglogic

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 13:25:57 EST

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 01:52:41AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 19 May 2008 09:50:49 -0700 Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 03:50:07PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Right now each tty has its own port level structure which means we can share
> > > no code between ports. Introduce a structure and some initial minor helper
> > > routines so that we can move towards commonality. In doing this the USB serial
> > > code gets a bit of shake up as it kept using port->tty unsafely. Fixing that
> > > means changing the API of all the USB serial drivers. On the bright side the
> > > API now looks far more like the tty layer API which will become useful later
> > > on.
> >
> > Very nice.
> >
> > If you don't mind, I'll be glad to take this through my tree as you are
> > touching the usb-serial drivers so much. Andrew, any objection to this?
> A lot depends on what else Alan is brewing up. I only have a single
> tty-related patch at present (remove-is_tty.patch) and a handful of
> possibly-related char driver patches
> (proper-extern-for-mwave_s_mdd.patch, if-0-hpet_unregister.patch and
> riscom8-remove-redundant-null-pointer-test.patch).
> But if a great mountain of tty- and/or char-related patches is
> forthcoming, that mountain will probably have a depencency upon your
> tree. And that's OK too, as long as you don't go and bugger up your
> tree and get it dropped from linux-next! Because if that happens I'll
> need to temporarily drop all the dependent patches and remember to
> restore them, which is always a bit sad.

That's up to Alan, I don't know what he has brewing for 2.6.27.



greg k-h
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