[PATCH] use tty_driver.name as default .devfs_name

From: Roman Kagan (Roman.Kagan@itep.ru)
Date: Sun Jun 15 2003 - 15:02:30 EST


In 2.5.71 with devfs enabled my USB modem appears as /dev/<NULL>0
instead of the usual /dev/usb/acm/0. I tracked down this problem to be
due to

ChangeSet@1.1215.98.11 2003-06-06 08:54:35-07:00 akpm@digeo.com

(originally "[PATCH] Fix tty devfs mess" from Christoph Hellwig

where a new .devfs_name field was introduced in struct tty_driver.
However, many drivers (including cdc-acm) haven't been updated to define
it. OTOH they seem to be quite happy using their .name for devfs as
well. This patch makes .name the default .devfs_name. Since
tty_{,un}register_device() appear to be the only users of .devfs_name,
there should be no side effects. WFM. Please consider applying.


--- linux-2.5.71/drivers/char/tty_io.c~ 2003-06-14 23:18:23.000000000 +0400
+++ linux-2.5.71/drivers/char/tty_io.c 2003-06-15 22:20:51.000000000 +0400
@@ -2183,6 +2183,10 @@
+ /* Use driver name for devfs as well */
+ if (!driver->devfs_name)
+ driver->devfs_name = driver->name;
         devfs_mk_cdev(dev, S_IFCHR | S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
                         "%s%d", driver->devfs_name, index + driver->name_base);
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