Subject: Re: TTY virtualization driver
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List: tech-kern
Date: 01/22/2002 16:49:50
| > Because now you need to be concerned whether your serial port is
| > /dev/ttya or /dev/ttyZa or /dev/ttyCa or /dev/ttyHa or /dev/ttyEa....
| and i WANT to!!!!

Fine.  Your preference has been noted.  You are the only one I've
heard from who likes this.

| it would be even better (but it's really simple just by renaming devs) to
| have
| ttyC0_30 (port 30 of card 0, don't know what's ttyC - cyclades?)
| ttyH0_11
| ttyC1_3
| tty00
| tty01
| etc...

If you want to do this there's nothing precluding you from doing so.

| but if you prefer tty<number> you may do renaming in /dev too

The issue is that on some architectures have machines where the primary
serial port is run by one chip and some machines where it's run by another.
So you never really know what device node corresponds to the port you just
plugged your serial cable into.