Re: Change number of tty devices

From: Russell King
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 03:36:59 EST

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 02:24:06AM +0000, Jason Cox wrote:
> > When the kernel supports multi-desktop systems we will have to deal
> > with the serial and VT issue. Most likely the serial tty drivers will
> > be given a different major number.
> Why isn't this done now?

It's a API change and requires a flag day "everyone update their
filesystem." Especially in a stable kernel series.

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 PCMCIA -
2.6 Serial core
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