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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6] serial: rewrite pxa2xx-uart to use 8250_core
On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 06:15:14PM +0300, Sergei Ianovich wrote:
> pxa2xx-uart was a separate uart platform driver. It was declaring
> the same device names and numbers as 8250 driver. As a result,
> it was impossible to use 8250 driver on PXA SoCs.
> Upon closer examination pxa2xx-uart turned out to be a clone of
> 8250_core driver.
> Workaround for Erratum #19 according to Marvel(R) PXA270M Processor
> Specification Update (April 19, 2010) is dropped. 8250_core reads
> from FIFO immediately after checking DR bit in LSR.
> The patch leaves the original SERIAL_PXA driver around. The original
> driver is just marked DEPRECATED in Kconfig and C source. When
> the original driver is considered safe to remove, no changes
> to SERIAL_8250 will be necessary.
> Compiling SERIAL_8250_CONSOLE and SERIAL_PXA_CONSOLE even without
> SERIAL_8250_PXA breaks console for SERIAL_PXA. For this reasons, the new
> and the original drivers are made mutually exclusive.
> Signed-off-by: Sergei Ianovich <>
> CC: Heikki Krogerus <>

Reviewed-by: Heikki Krogerus <>



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