[PATCH] serial: DCC(JTAG) serial and console emulation support

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Wed Oct 13 16:10:16 EDT 2010

On Wednesday 13 October 2010 21:52:02 Daniel Walker wrote:
> > Seriously, I don't think you need it, but if you really do, we can probably
> > find a way to work around this by changing the base hvc driver.
> I think we would have to add something that allows different major/minor
> numbers, because something that includes the name "Hypervisor" shouldn't
> be used for something general.. /dev/hvcX is also registered for "IBM
> iSeries/pSeries virtual console" (according to www.lanana.org) which is
> confusing ..

That only means we need to update the lanana entry now that the hvc driver
is used on nine different platforms (not including yours) instead of ust
pSeries. Feel free to come up with a backronym for HVC if you're
uncomfortable with the old "hypervisor console" name.


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