On Aug 1, 2006, at 12:27 PM, Hollis Blanchard wrote:

On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 12:14 -0400, Jimi Xenidis wrote:

Ultimately, we'll have a patch that will do the new major number but
allow this "bug compatible" to exist as a CONFIG.

The patch is trivial. You can use 240 until someone registers a real
major number.

Yes, it is trivial, the ramifications to init and userland may not be, we should offer both deprecating the the ttyS hack.

If you want to be more complete for submission on xen-devel, you can
also rip out the xc_num and related initialization and mode logic
earlier in console.c.

Thats an excellent idea, both patches can be submitted to xen-devel and get the maintainers to weigh in.
I expect a merge of the two will be required.

Solve the real problem please; don't add hacks to work around hacks.

too late.. the hack is supported. sad but true :(


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