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Date:   Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:10:11 +0100
From:   Alan Cox <>
To:     <>
Cc:     <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] platform/x86: dell-uart-backlight: new backlight driver

> > +static int __init dell_uart_bl_init(void)
> > +{
> > +	ftty = filp_open("/dev/ttyS0", O_RDWR | O_NOCTTY | O_NDELAY, 0);  

You have no idea what name is assigned. This doesn't work.

This isn't the way to do it any more because the 'tty from kernel'
problem finally got fixed. You can attach it as a serdev directly to the

Take a look at serdev_tty_port_register/serdev_tty_port_unreg


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