Re: 2.0.1 hangs during boot

Theodore Y. Ts'o (
Mon, 8 Jul 1996 14:06:50 -0400

Date: Thu, 4 Jul 1996 09:59:25 -0700
From: (Bruce Thompson)

I haven't had a problem booting a kernel in so long it was a real shock
when 2.0.1 hung during boot!

In my rc.serial I have the following:

setserial -v /dev/ttyS0 autoconfig
setserial -v /dev/ttyS1 autoconfig spd_vhi
stty 38400 crtscts < /dev/ttyS1

I know that I'm getting past the setserials, but I can't seem to get past
the stty.

This is a problem caused by one of the Unifix patches which Linus
applied between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1; Linus has told me that he will back it
out in 2.0.2. Diff drivers/chars/serial.c between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1, and
back out the change, and all will be will.

Alternatively, using /dev/cua instead of /dev/ttyS will also work as a
workaround solution.

- Ted