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SubjectRe: Serial Console changes in linux 2.4.15??
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Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:

> > If i manually put the lines back (the "#if 0" and "#endif"), then my serial
> > console works just fine.
>
> Except that you broke serial support for CREAD control
>
> > Did someone submit serial.c with the "#if 0" lines removed by accident?
>
> No
>
> > My other question is: Why does this break the serial console?
>
> Your user space is buggy I think, and didn't set CREAD

Old versions of /sbin/init are broken and clear CREAD. Most getty's (except
mingetty) do the right thing. I saw the change at 2.4.2 -> 2.4.3. I
don't why some people have managed to avoid it for longer periods of
time.

The great mystery is how /sbin/init managed to work in 2.4.2....
Eric
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