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Date:   Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:44:45 -0400 (EDT)
From:   Nicolas Pitre <>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <>
cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Jiri Slaby <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        linux-arm Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 4/5] serial: split generic UART driver helper functions
 into a separate file

On Sun, 2 Apr 2017, Andy Shevchenko wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 1:21 AM, Nicolas Pitre <> wrote:
> > This contains code that is common between serial_core.c and the
> > minitty code to come. Mainly helper functions used by UART drivers.
> I have two questions:
> - why minitty (what is that by the way?) can't use serial_core.c as a library?

See patch 5/5. It is a compatible replacement for serial_core.c and the 
entire TTY layer collapsed into the smallest code possible, and the 
result is itself smaller than serial_core.c alone.

> - does -M -C help to make this diff shorter?

No it doesn't. Maybe I should have mentioned that there is no functional 
change resulting from this patch.


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