Bug 148818 - FC3 2.6.10 serial ports for multiport cards get wrong numbers
FC3 2.6.10 serial ports for multiport cards get wrong numbers
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-02-15 15:55 EST by Jerry Geis
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:16 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-02 20:38:13 EDT
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Description Jerry Geis 2005-02-15 15:55:23 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a multiport serial card (8 ports)
when I install the card. instead of getting serial ports ttyS4 - ttyS11
I get ttyS14, ttyS15 then ttyS44 - ttyS49.

The tty numbers assigned should be sequential starting at 4.
This the behaviour in 2.4.X and seems logical enough.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel.2.6.9 and 2.6.10

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert multiport serial card quatech ESC100M
2. boot with 2.6.10
3. serial ports assigned are NOT sequential.

Actual Results:  serial ports ar 14,15, 44-49

Expected Results:  I expected the serial ports to be 4 - 11.

Additional info:

I get the exact same results with a different vendor 
multiport card also.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 15:57:19 EDT
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-10-02 20:38:13 EDT
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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