serial_core: fix uart PORT_UNKNOWN handling

While porting a RS485 driver from 2.6.29 to 3.14, i noticed that the serial tty
driver could break it by using uart ports that it does not own :

1. uart_change_pm ist called during uart_open and calls the uart pm function
   without checking for PORT_UNKNOWN.
   The fix is to move uart_change_pm from uart_open to uart_port_startup.
2. The return code from the uart request_port call in uart_set_info is not
   handled properly, leading to the situation that the serial driver also
   thinks it owns the uart ports.
   This can triggered by doing following actions :

   setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none    # release the uart ports
   modprobe lirc-serial              # or any other device that uses the uart
   setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart 16550   # gives no error and the uart tty driver
                                     # can use the ports as well

Signed-off-by: Thomas Pfaff <>
Reviewed-by: Alan Cox <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
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