Polled transmission is tricky enough with the DZ11 design. While "loop"
is set to a high value, conceptually you are not allowed to transmit
without checking whether the device offers the right transmission line
(yes, it is the device that selects the line -- the driver has no control
over it other than disabling the transmitter offered if it is the wrong
one), so the loop has to be run at least once.

Well, the '1977 or PDP11 view of how serial lines should be handled...
Except that the serial interface used to be quite an impressive board back
then rather than chip.

Signed-off-by: Maciej W. Rozycki
---
Tested with checkpatch.pl and at the run-time -- MIPS/Linux on a
DECstation 5000/200.

Please apply,

Maciej

patch-mips-2.6.18-20060920-dz-putchar-0
diff -up --recursive --new-file linux-mips-2.6.18-20060920.macro/drivers/serial/dz.c linux-mips-2.6.18-20060920/drivers/serial/dz.c
--- linux-mips-2.6.18-20060920.macro/drivers/serial/dz.c 2006-11-23 05:17:01.000000000 +0000
+++ linux-mips-2.6.18-20060920/drivers/serial/dz.c 2007-01-14 00:07:02.000000000 +0000
@@ -686,7 +686,7 @@ static void dz_console_putchar(struct ua
iob();
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&dport->port.lock, flags);

- while (loops--) {
+ do {
trdy = dz_in(dport, DZ_CSR);
if (!(trdy & DZ_TRDY))
continue;
@@ -697,7 +697,7 @@ static void dz_console_putchar(struct ua
dz_out(dport, DZ_TCR, mask);
iob();
udelay(2);
- }
+ } while (loops--);

if (loops) /* Cannot send otherwise. */
dz_out(dport, DZ_TDR, ch);
-
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