Re: Support for serial console on legacy free machines

From: Khalid Aziz (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 11:15:53 EST

We are moving slightly off of my original question which still stands.
For machines that do have serial ports but not at legacy addresses
(COM1, COM2,....), is it acceptable to use the description of these
ports as provided by SPCR and DBGP tables even though Microsoft claims
copyright on these tables and retains the option to modify these tables
at any time? Would it be preferable to use a table defined as part of a
standard like ACPI 2.0 or DIG64 (such a table does not exist at this
time but with enough votes for it, it may be added)?


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