Re: parport_serial / serial init order wrong?

From: Russell King (
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 16:58:05 EST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 11:00:52PM +0200, Marek Michalkiewicz wrote:
> I suspect that the parport_serial driver should be initialized after
> the serial driver, so it can register the detected UARTs properly.
> (I have the necessary drivers compiled into the kernel, no modules.)

You are correct; the same bug just got fixed in the 2.5 series.

> I suspect the NM9835 may be a quite popular chip - any chances of
> making support for it available in 2.4.x kernel series?

Unfortunately its all controlled by the link ordering, and serial is
buried in within drivers/char. Moving it before parport needs some
careful analysis and may very well end up breaking other stuff.

The simple answer for 2.4 may well be to move serial.c into
drivers/serial so it can be ordered into the right place on its own.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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