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NAME

       register_serial -  configure a 16x50 serial port at runtime

SYNOPSIS

       int register_serial (struct serial_struct *req);

ARGUMENTS

       req          request structure

DESCRIPTION

       Configure  the serial port specified by the request. If the port exists
       and is in use an error is returned. If the port is not currently in the
       table it is added.

       The  port  is  then probed and if neccessary 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.