Subject: Re: TTY virtualization driver
To: None <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/24/2002 18:10:58
Jason R Thorpe <> writes:

> 	(1) If you use the autoconfiguration machinery to assign
> 	    virtual names to physical hardware, then you have
> 	    the really annoying problem of spew when you attach
> 	    large multi-port serial adapters, e.g. Cyclades-Z
> 	    boards, which have 16, 32, 48, or 64 ports.

Spew is simply not an issue worth considering. There are N ports, you
get N lines of output. If you think extra text at bootup is some kind
of a problem, then we should adopt the BSDI configurable-spew-level
feature that has been posted about before.

        - Nathan