Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 148818
FC3 2.6.10 serial ports for multiport cards get wrong numbers
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:16:53 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
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.
I get the exact same results with a different vendor
multiport card also.
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'.
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.
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