cvs commit: src/etc remote
jhb at freebsd.org
Mon Jul 21 22:17:53 UTC 2008
On Monday 21 July 2008 05:22:15 pm Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2008, at 8:07 AM, John Baldwin wrote:
> > On Saturday 19 July 2008 03:08:22 pm Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> >> marcel 2008-07-19 19:08:22 UTC
> >> FreeBSD src repository
> >> Modified files:
> >> etc remote
> >> Log:
> >> SVN rev 180615 on 2008-07-19 19:08:22Z by marcel
> >> With uart(4) default, change /dev/cuad# to /dev/cuau# so that
> >> out-of-the-box FreeBSD is consistent. Add uart[0-7] as a
> >> fingerfriendly shortcut alongside sio[0-7] and com[1-8].
> > Perhaps the sioX aliases should either be removed or still
> > reference /dev/cuadX? Having them reference the uart(4) devices
> > might be
> > confusing.
> I was mostly thinking in terms of backward compatibility.
> sioX will map to a working port now. I can certainly remove
> sioX from the aliases, but that may break existing setups.
> I don't know if adding sioX aliases for /dev/cuadX is useful.
> I think sioX should either not exist or be an useful alias.
I would just remove them. I'm not sure how often they are really used since
they are specific to a driver name as opposed to COM1/COM2 which some boxes
have as labels on the case for the physical ports.
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