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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] serial: samsung: Move uart_register_driver call to device probe
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 09:03:40AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:16:57 +0000
> Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> [I did post a reply to this while on my phone but it got rejected]
>
> > On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:47:34PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > But yes I agree about the idiom, but a definite NAK to any attempts to
> > > plaster over this grand screwup by crapping in the tty core. Your turd,
> > > deal with it locally in the ARM code if you can't apply common sense and
> > > just go dynamic.
> >
> > I believe at the time there was no one maintaining the device list to
> > _do_ that allocation - AMBA PL011 came along in 2005 after (I believe)
> > hpa stopped looking after that list.
>
> git log Documentation/devices.txt

Hmm. Given that git history starts at 2.6.12-rc2, and this was introduced
in 2.5 kernels, there's no point me looking, because I know the history
I have access to does not go back to that time.

And I know for certain that the devices list *did* fall out of maintainership
for a while.

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