Re: ip3106_uart oddity

From: Russell King
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 16:28:36 EST

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 06:29:48PM +0400, Vitaly Wool wrote:
> it looks like drivers/serial/ip3106_uart.c was dropped from the
> mainline at some point I couldn't identify. Can you please confirm
> that?

I am not aware of its addition nor removal of this file. There was
au1x00_uart.c at one time.

> I'd like to take the burden of restoring the UART functionality for
> PNX8550 boards in the mainline. This very UART HW is very weird and
> doesn't fit well into 8250 model, even with fixups like those that
> were introduced for Alchemy. It also differs from the IP_3106-based
> UARTs used on Philips ARM targets in registers layout so I'm not
> sure it's correct to call it ip3106_uart.
> So, given the above, does it make sense to try make it fir into
> standard 8250 driver model or restore/rework the custom driver?

No real clue. Is it similar to any other drivers?

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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