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Re: com* at acpi? in amd64/GENERIC
On Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 04:33:07PM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
> 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?
Yes, but maybe
com0 at acpi?
com1 at acpi?
com* at acpi?
will workaround it. This needs to be tested.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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