Re: Support for serial console on legacy free machines

From: Russell King (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 13:43:34 EST

On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 10:39:38AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> It _may_ be that Keith Owens (I think) will change this in 2.5. He has
> talked about a big reorg of the serial layer to separate out the tty
> handling from the serial I/O handling. Maybe at that point my idea of
> having a console on a parallel port will work. I guess that it is just
> not that easy right now.

Keith should contact me about it; I've got a lot of work in CVS to make
this transition easy, and I know Ted T'so's views on his intended direction
for this very subject (I discussed it with Ted at the 2.5 conference and
on odd occasions after).

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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