Re: serial167 (was: Re: [RFC 0/5] tty: move stuff around)

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Mar 17 2011 - 06:52:19 EST

Hi Alan,

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:46, Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> As serial167 is now in staging in Linus tree...
>> It still builds in 2.6.38. What is unsecure about it? If nothing,
>> please move it back,
>> as the whole MVME167 platform is pretty useless without its console driver.
> It has no reference counting and it doesn't use tty_port objects.


Many thanks for your elaborate (and valid) explanation!
I'll let the VME users sort it out...



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