Re: [PATCH 1/2] serial: samsung: Move uart_register_driver call todevice probe

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Mon Jan 20 2014 - 19:17:18 EST

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:47:34PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> But yes I agree about the idiom, but a definite NAK to any attempts to
> plaster over this grand screwup by crapping in the tty core. Your turd,
> deal with it locally in the ARM code if you can't apply common sense and
> just go dynamic.

I believe at the time there was no one maintaining the device list to
_do_ that allocation - AMBA PL011 came along in 2005 after (I believe)
hpa stopped looking after that list.

So, please tell me how a number could be allocated properly without the
device numbers list being maintained?

I've no problem with going dynamic, and I suggest that you get a sense
of perspective rather than just spouting rubbish from on high.

FTTC broadband for 0.8mile line: 5.8Mbps down 500kbps up. Estimation
in database were 13.1 to 19Mbit for a good line, about 7.5+ for a bad.
Estimate before purchase was "up to 13.2Mbit".
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