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Subjectcommit 8d2f8cd424 breaks parallel port, regression since 3.9-rc3 / backported to stable (3.4.37)
Hi all,

the following commit:

commit 8d2f8cd424ca0b99001f3ff4f5db87c4e525f366
Author: Wang YanQing <>
Date: Fri Mar 1 11:47:20 2013 +0800

serial: 8250_pci: add support for another kind of NetMos Technology PCI 9835 Multi-I/O Controller

01:08.0 Communication controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9835 Multi-I/O Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Device [1000:0012]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
Region 0: I/O ports at e050 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at e040 [size=8]
Region 2: I/O ports at e030 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at e020 [size=8]
Region 4: I/O ports at e010 [size=8]
Region 5: I/O ports at e000 [size=16]

Signed-off-by: Wang YanQing <>
Cc: stable <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

breaks my
05:05.0 Communication controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9835 Multi-I/O Controller (rev 01)
05:05.0 0780: 9710:9835 (rev 01)
Subsystem: 1000:0012

which has two serial and one parallel port, driven by parport_serial.

The reason is, that this commit adds the PCI ID to 8250_pci, when it
was handled by parport_serial before.
In my case (openSUSE kernel), 8250 is built in and parport_serial is
built as a module. Unfortunately with the device occupied by 8250,
parport_serial finds no device and thus does not drive the parport.

I bisected this in the stable series after the openSUSE kernel update
(which pulled in the stable kernel update) broke my printing.

Actually the above commit is totally unnecessary: the serial ports
work very well without it, they are just driven by another driver.

Can this please be reverted? I can't see which problem it solves, but
it definitely breaks the additional ports on my multi-i/o board.

Best regards,

Stefan Seyfried
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