Re: 2.1.75, and VFAT still broken

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 14:29:49 -0500

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 11:29:12 +0000 (GMT)
From: (Alberto Vignani)

A) what does this message mean? and what are users expected to do with
their /etc/rc.serial?

"Use of setserial/setrocket to set SPD_* flags is deprecated"

It means that you're not supposed to use setserial to set "spd_hi",
"spd_vhi", etc. to set 57600, 115200 baud rates. You should simply have
your applications set the desired buad rate directly, instead of using
the kludge of spd_hi/spd_vhi/etc. setting the baud rate to be 38400.

This is a horrible kludge that hasn't been necessary since the 1.2
kernel, so applications really have no excuse to still be using this

- Ted