Re: devfs + PCI serial card = no extra serial ports

Theodore Ts'o (
Fri, 7 Mar 2003 18:38:39 -0500

On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 02:51:45PM -0800, Bryan Whitehead wrote:
> It seems devfsd has an annoying "feature". I bought a PCI card to get a
> couple (2) more serial ports. The kernel doesn't seem to set up the
> serial ports at boot, so devfs never creates an entry. However, post
> boot, since there is no entries, I cannot configure the serial ports
> with setserial. So basically devfsd = no PCI based serial add on?

Yep. This I pointed this out as a flaw to devfs a long, long time
(years!) ago, but Richard chose not to listen to me. Personally, I
solve this (and other) problems by simply refusing to use devfs.

- Ted
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