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

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 15:21:42 EST

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.

-bill davidsen (davidsen@xxxxxxx)
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me
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