Re: [PATCH] 2.4.20-pre10: make PL-2303 hack work again

From: Greg KH (
Date: Sat Oct 12 2002 - 20:16:44 EST

On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 05:42:49PM -0700, Barry K. Nathan wrote:
> The following patch allows the PL-2303 hack to work again. It applies
> to and has been tested with 2.4.20-pre10. Testing included using an ISDN
> "modem" connected to the PL-2303 to do some web browsing and some
> downloads (including a gzipped Linux 2.5.42 tarball).
> The patch resurrects a sanity check (or so it appears to me) which was
> removed in 2.4.20-pre2. However, the new version of the check is
> contained within the PL-2303 hack #ifdef's, and it no longer relies on
> variables like interrupt_pipe which have been removed from the USB
> serial code.
> Given that 2.4.19 works with my PL-2303 and 2.4 is supposed to be a
> "stable" series, I'd appreciate if this patch (or another which fixes my
> problem) could be merged. If this patch needs improvements first, please
> let me know.

Sweet, nice job, I like it. I'll go add this to my kernel trees and
send it to Marcelo.

Thanks for finding and fixing this.

Now, would you mind taking a look at 2.5, and fixing this there too? :)


greg k-h
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