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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: Segmentation fault [SIGSEGV] reading from /proc/tty/driver/serial
On Sat, 16 Sep 2000, David Ford wrote:

> There was a round of discussion about /proc.../serial back in May. It
> covered corruption and bad addresses. Although it didn't specifically say
> "I'm fixing the segmentation fault that some people are going to report",
> they did indeed discuss the bad data, smp locking, and etc precisely on
> serial.c.
>
> If a specific problem such as a bad address went away by upgrading, there's a
> very strong chance that the bug was fixed. Such problems aren't likely to
> migrate around in the kernel and be hidden, they tend to stay localized.
> Instead of searching for a given author's comments, diff the two files and
> see if the initializing code changed. A lot of fixes go in without specific
> credits.

That's also my thought.. I'll diff the files tomorrow, and see what comes
out.


Igmar

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