Paul Gortmaker (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 13:38:05 +1000 (EST)

> > My only minor gripe is that you still can't select the serial port without
> > having to locate and edit some #define buried in some file.
> I was lazy and did not make it any better than it was before in this
> respect.
> However, wouldn't it be better to just have added
> if [ "$CONFIG_SERIAL_CONSOLE" = "y" ]; then
> int ' Serial console port' CONFIG_SERIAL_CONSOLE_PORT 0
> fi
> the serial.c was already prepared for this.

I used the "choice" function instead of "int" since we can then restrict
the user to a sensible value. With the above, people who don't have a
clue could enter "4" thinking COM4, and the results would not be nice if
CONFIG_SERIAL_MANY_PORTS was not defined (i.e. rs_table with only 0 -> 3).
Also, with "choice" they explicitly see that it is ttyS<x> that we are
asking for so there is no ambiguity. Was just trying to keep it idiot-proof.