Re: Serial issue
From: Lee Revell
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 13:52:58 EST
On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 10:44 -0500, Paul Fulghum wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 20:47 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > I've found a weird serial bug. My host is a Via EPIA M-6000 running
> > 2.6.17 connected to a PPC Yosemite board running 2.6.13.
> > In all cases the serial console works great. But, with the default
> > setting of IRQ 4, Kermit file transfers via the serial interface simply
> > time out. However if I use polling mode (setserial /dev/ttyS0 irq 0 on
> > the host), file transfers work.
> > When set to IRQ 4, the interrupt count does increase.
> > # cat /proc/tty/driver/serial
> > serinfo:1.0 driver revision:
> > 0: uart:16550A port:000003F8 irq:4 tx:267 rx:667 DSR|CD
> > [...]
> > Any ideas? I'm guessing it might be a quirk of the VIA chipset?
> You mention serial console. Hasn't there been some changes
> related to reenabling the THRE interrupt after sending
> console data? IIRC the changes fixed transmit stalls on
> some machines but broke things on other machine.
I tried Paul's suggestion:
--- drivers/serial/8250.c~ 2006-06-17 21:49:35.000000000 -0400
+++ drivers/serial/8250.c 2006-08-18 12:57:16.000000000 -0400
@@ -2263,7 +2263,7 @@
* and restore the IER
- serial_out(up, UART_IER, ier);
+ serial_out(up, UART_IER, ier | UART_IER_THRI);
But it had no effect.
Could it be a hardware-specific bug? After all VIA chipsets are
notorious for interrupts not working right.
Any other suggestions?
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