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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tty: Fix WARNING in tty_set_termios
On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 04:18:33PM +0100, Marcel Holtmann wrote:

> > I agree with Al that this change doesn't make much sense. The WARN_ON
> > is there to catch any bugs leading to the termios being changed for a
> > master side pty. Those should bugs should be fixed, and not worked
> > around in order to silence a WARN_ON.
> >
> > The problem started with 7721383f4199 ("Bluetooth: hci_uart: Support
> > operational speed during setup") which introduced a new way for how
> > tty_set_termios() could end up being called for a master pty.
> >
> > As Al hinted at, setting these ldiscs for a master pty really makes no
> > sense and perhaps that is what we should prevent unless simply making
> > sure they do not call tty_set_termios() is sufficient for the time
> > being.
> >
> > Finally, note that serdev never operates on a pty, and that this is only
> > an issue for (the three) line disciplines.
>
> I think for PTYs we should just fail setting the HCI line discipline.
> Fail early and just move on with life.

Sounds good to me. At least for the pty master. There may be some people
trying to use a bluetooth device connected to a remote serial port (I've
seen descriptions of such setups at least), and maybe we need not prevent
that.

Johan

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