Re: [PATCH 1/3] tty: move hvc drivers to drivers/tty/hvc/

From: Amit Shah
Date: Thu Jan 27 2011 - 13:30:02 EST

On (Thu) Jan 20 2011 [10:03:43], Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> As requested by Arnd Bergmann, the hvc drivers are now
> moved to the drivers/tty/hvc/ directory. The virtio_console.c driver
> was also moved, as it required the hvc_console.h file to be able to be
> built, and it really is a hvc driver.

I just saw this now as a result of this patch entering mainline. I
would have liked to be CC'ed to the patches. Also, I don't like the
move of the virtio_console.c file to drivers/tty/hvc. virtio_console.c
is not only an hvc driver; one of its functions is to hook some ports to
hvc, but it's mostly a generic driver these days.

(I also note the MAINTAINERS entry was ignored and not updated in the
3rd patch of this series.)

Can you please move it back?

I could perhaps think of a way of splitting the file so the hvc bits can
be moved to drivers/tty/hvc/ and having the core stay in drivers/char/,
but that'll have to wait for the next cycle.

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