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Re: config(5) break down

On Mar 19, 2010, at 11:21 PM, Masao Uebayashi wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Masao Uebayashi 
> <> wrote:
>> audio(4) and tty(4) are very different from my view; audio(4) has the
>> single entry and drivers implement backend.  tty(4) is a common
>> interface through which kernel accesses serial devices (correct me if
>> wrong).
>> I'm very curious which architecture looks better to you, because I
>> have a vague idea to make tty(4) to something like audio(4).
> I've found that FreeBSD's tty(4) is already done so; serial drivers
> implement backend interfaces.  System calls always go through tty(4)'s
> cdevsw.  In NetBSD serial drivers have their own cdevsw...

Which is fine if you have one type of serial port, but if you have a mix of 
devices all providing serial ports how do you know what tty is going to what 
serial port (especially with multiport serial devices)?

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