Why not are all serial devices named ttyS* ?

From: Francis Moreau
Date: Tue Apr 30 2013 - 02:34:32 EST


I'm just wondering why device nodes of some serial drivers (mostly
when arch != x86) are not always named "ttyS[:digit:]" ?

For example, I have a ARM based platform which has a serial device
node named "ttymxc0".

I don't see any advantages to do this but only require one to handle
special cases since most applications expect the ttyS* name.

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