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    SubjectRe: [Bug 328] New: The computer seems to hang after the kernel has uncompressed and starts to boot.
    On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 03:00:43PM -0600, Thomas Molina wrote:

    > I began to see this bug this weekend myself. I'm not sure of the cause,
    > but it can be worked around by configuring the kernel for built-in (not
    > modular) support of virtual terminals (CONFIG_VT) and support for console
    > on virtual terminals (CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE).

    Maybe unrelated, but there is some really ugly code in
    char_dev.c:get_chrfops().

    There, if one needs a character device that is not present
    a request_module("char-major-%d") is done.
    However, if the character device has TTY_MAJOR or TTYAUX_MAJOR
    and a driver for this major is requested, and we already have
    one, but it is the wrong one, then we also do the request_module.
    Yecch.

    The reason is of course that entirely different drivers cover
    different fragments of the major space (4,1 is /dev/tty1 and
    4,65 is /dev/ttyS1)

    So, I could imagine that if one has neither module, and needs
    one, get_chrfops() loads the wrong one. Speculation.

    Andries
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