Re: [PATCH] fix serial port naming

From: Matthew Wilcox <willy_at_debian.org>
Date: 2003-10-16 03:20:09
On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 10:54:36AM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> This also fixes a long-standing serial device naming issue:
> ttyS0-ttyS3 were always reserved for the compiled-in
> COM ports, even if they weren't present in the box.
> Any additional PCI or ACPI ports appeared starting at
> ttyS4 (except for the special case of things described
> in the HCDP).   Now we'll just name ttyS devices in the
> order they're discovered, without any holes for non-existent
> devices.

Oh good; this was even worse on 2.6 where we would number the two serial
ports on a zx2000 ttyS0 and ttyS14.  That caused me much crawling about
on the floor with serial cables until I realised I'd pointed minicom at
ttyS1 which wasn't there any more.

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