Re: [patch 1/2] staging: speakup: add function to convert dev name to number

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sat Jun 17 2017 - 06:26:08 EST

On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 11:16:44AM +0100, Okash Khawaja wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 07:52:51AM +0100, Okash Khawaja wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 03:04:18PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > The console stuff is odd though, but that is each driver defining the
> > > name for itself, major/minor does not apply. Also, a separate driver is
> > > not having to figure this all out. I wonder if we could just add a tty
> > > core function for this as it does know the name of everything that has
> > > been registered with it, right?
> >
> > I can start working on a patch for this. I'm still new to the tty code
> > so will follow up with any questions I might have.
> I've put together this function for converting device name to number.
> It traverses tty_drivers list looking for corresponding dev name and
> index. Is this the right approach?

Yes, this looks great, nice job! It is a lot simpler than your previous
function, and now you are not limited to just a subset off the different
serial ports in the system.

Keep up the good work, it's really appreciated.

greg k-h