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SubjectRe: PCMCIA serial CardBus support vanished in 2.4.3-pre3 and later
Pau wrote:
>
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Alessandro Suardi wrote:
> > >
> > > 2.4.3-pre3 and synced-up versions of the -ac series remove support for
> > > PCMCIA serial CardBus. In drivers/char/pcmcia the Makefile and Config.in
> > > files are modified to exclude serial_cb and the serial_cb.c file itself
> > > is removed by the patch. As a net result, my Xircom modem port becomes
> > > invisible to the kernel and I can't dial out through it.
> >
> > The regular serial.c should handle it natively. Just make sure you have
> > CONFIG_SERIAL enabled, along with hotplugging support etc.
>
> In fact it does. I discovered it last weekend when my modem -them same one
> than Alessandro's- stopped working.
>
> Removing "alias char-major-4 serial_cb" from modules.conf did the trick
> and the serial driver worked flawlessly. Modules serial got loaded
> instead.

Cool... but I have used for a while serial_cb in kernel, not as a module
so there is nothing to remove here :) as for Jeff's surprise I have had
basically no problem in using kernel PCMCIA stuff in 2.4 series, apart
from the usual Tx hang bug of the Xircom.

Built with Jeff's latest patch, rebooting....

--alessandro <alessandro.suardi@oracle.com> <asuardi@uninetcom.it>

Linux: kernel 2.2.19p17/2.4.3p4 glibc-2.2 gcc-2.96-69 binutils-2.11.90.0.1
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