Re: Problem with PPPD on dialup with 2.6.11-bk1 and later; 2.6.11 is OK

From: Steven Cole
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 19:55:40 EST

On Friday 11 March 2005 01:13 pm, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> >>Stephen Hemminger also wrote: (Someting's busted with serial in 2.6.11 latest)
> >>
> >>>Some checkin since 2.6.11 has caused the serial driver to
> >>>drop characters. Console output is chopped and messages are garbled.
> >>>Even the shell prompt gets truncated.
> >
> >
> >>Searching lkml archive, I found:
> >>
> >>
> >>I also found that reverting that patch made the problem go away for 2.6.11-bk1.
> >
> >
> >
> > Yes, this patch is the problem. A fix showed up today.
> > Current kernels work fine, thanks.
> Could someone who has the patch broken out send it to -stable? Serial
> not working is a non-trivial issue given the number of people who use
> dialup either full time or as a fallback connection.
The fix is in:|src/|src/drivers|src/drivers/serial|related/drivers/serial/8250.c

Since the breakage which this fix is for didn't appear until after 2.6.11,
a patch to 2.6.11.x is not required.

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