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From: Patrick Gefre (pfg@sgi.com)
Date: Wed Dec 22 2004 - 10:20:42 EST


Russell King wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 01:44:23PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>
>>>I still save off the pci_dev ptrs for all cards found, so I can
>>>register with the serial core after probe (is there a better way?).
>>>Should I register the driver separately for each card ? That seems a
>>>bit overkill.
>>
>>You should register them with the serial core in ->probe.
>
>
> You want to register with the serial core before you register with PCI.
> Then add each port when you find it via the PCI driver ->probe method.
>
> Removal is precisely the reverse order - remove each port in ->remove
> method first, then unregister from serial core.
>

How do I know how many ports I have when I register with serial core ? I use the info I got when i
probed to fill in .nr

-- Pat
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