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

Ted Kaczmarek tedkaz at optonline.net
Wed Oct 26 22:34:59 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 10:30 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> 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.
modinfo should tell you what otpions the module has, typically parm=X
will do the trick for you.


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