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NAME

       serial8250_register_port - register a serial port

SYNOPSIS

       int serial8250_register_port  (struct uart_port * port);

ARGUMENTS

       port   serial port template

DESCRIPTION

       Configure  the serial port specified by the request. If the port exists
       and is in use, it is hung up and unregistered first.

       The port is then probed and if necessary the  IRQ  is  autodetected  If
       this fails an error is returned.

       On success the port is ready to use and the line number is returned.