[CentOS] Re: centos] Default number of serial ports

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Wed Oct 26 14:30:24 UTC 2005

On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Sean McAdam wrote:

> My question is concerning the default number of serial ports compiled into 
> the standard CentOS 4.x kernel.  It looks like the default is 8, is that

> My goal it avoid having to recompile the kernel from the stock disto.

My thought is that there is no need to recompile - in releases 
past, the kernel previously supported more -- one just used 
/dev/MAKEDEV to make the additional devices and you were off 
to the races

That said, there has been some rejiggering in the way devices 
are handled in 2.6 -- I'll spend a bit of time at the bench 
and see if things have changed.

-- Russ Herrold

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