Re: [PATCH 0/1] staging: Add firewire-serial driver

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 18:45:01 EST

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 08:56:55AM -0400, Peter Hurley wrote:
> Please consider this serial driver for review for submission to staging.
> The firewire-serial driver implements TTY over IEEE 1394. In its default
> configuration, it creates 4 TTY devices and one loopback device per
> firewire card (respectively, named fwtty<n>~fwtty<n+3> and fwloop<n>).
> Currently, the TTY devices auto-connect to every cabled peer (the TODO
> list includes plans for providing a sysfs interface to control virtual
> cabling with whitelist/blacklist support per GUID).
> Efforts are still ongoing for a companion console driver, with plans to
> eventually add early_printk & kgdb support (via additional drivers).
> Some issues did arise with both the TTY and Firewire subsystems which
> are noted in the TODO file. Please review these workarounds.
> Peter Hurley (1):
> staging: fwserial: Add TTY-over-Firewire serial driver

I'd like to get an Ack from Stefan here, before I'll add this to the
staging tree.


greg k-h
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