Subject: Re: common com(4) framework
To: Garrett D'Amore <>
From: Jesse Off <>
List: port-arm
Date: 06/15/2006 11:49:26
I've actually just been tasked with writing a NetBSD driver for some serial 
ports we implemented in the FPGAs of the Technologic Systems TS-7260 and 
TS-7300 ARM boards.  Does your changes only apply to 16550 UARTs or serial 
drivers in general?   If it applys to more than just 16550's, I would be 
interested in learning more about this work.  Has any documentation/manpage 
been written?

//Jesse Off

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garrett D'Amore" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:00 AM
Subject: common com(4) framework

> I've noticed that a bunch of ARM related ports all seem to have their
> own com-alikes in their trees.  I suspect that my new com(4) changes
> will enable some, most, or even all of them to use common com(4)
> framework, which might make life a little simpler/better for some of
> these ports.
> I don't have any ARM hardware or expertise, but if folks want to look at
> it and try to convert changes, the branch is gdamore-uart.  I'm more
> than happy to have other folks working in that branch, just please
> contact me to let me know what you're doing.
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
> Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
> General Dynamics C4 Systems
> Phone: 951 325-2134  Fax: 951 325-2191