Re: Support for serial console on legacy free machines

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 17:20:00 EST

> console is "Serial Port Console Redirection" (SPCR) table. This table
> gives me almost all the information I need to initialize and use a
> serial console. The bummer is this table was designed by Microsoft and
> Microsoft owns the copyright on it. Microsoft primarily designed this
> table for use by Whistler. Their copyright may cause potential problems
> with using it in Linux. This makes me reluctant to use this table. I

Such as ?

If its a table that microsoft added to ACPI and its well thought out I don't
see a big problem technically. There are a collection of BIOS services we
use that were microsoft originated
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