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Re: com* at acpi? in amd64/GENERIC

Am 03.09.11 15:05, schrieb Jonathan A. Kollasch:

> On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 01:45:08PM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
>> I just noticed that 'com* at acpi?' is commented out in amd64/GENERIC.
>> Is there a technical reason for that?
>> I would like to uncomment it, to make the serial ports available that
>> are found on IBM Anyplace Kiosk systems.
> Please don't.  Maybe it should be made a module however.
> The problem is that com0, com1, and com2 are already in the config, and
> force the numbering of the ACPI com(4) ports up.  That is, enabling the
> ACPI attachment will put what should be /dev/tty00 on /dev/tty03.

I see.  Does that mean it will push up ACPI com(4) ports up even when
com0 - com2 don't attach?

I think a module woulc make sense then, indeed.

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