Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190279
Serial ports again reduced to 4 instead of 32
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:26:51 EST
Description of problem:
I just upgraded from FC3 to FC5 and now again I have the same problem !
See bug 143927
The kernel only allows for 4 serial ports instead of 32 as in previous releases.
RAM is not so scarce these days that you have to save a few bytes in a table, so
why not keep a reasonable high number so as to not making problems for people.
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Steps to Reproduce:
I also noticed, that there was an error in registering serial port no. 4, which
I believe is reported by somebody else, too.
I got the kernel sources and changed the .config file (based on the i686
version) with menuconfig in 3 places: raised the runtime serial ports to 32,
changed the CPU to Athlon and set the kernel debug parameter to 'n'.
It apparently solved the problem, but now I am definitely missing the listing
of found tty devices in /var/log/dmesg. How do I get this back without
compiling a whole lot of debug code into the kernel ?
you don't need to rebuild the kernel, you can boot with 8250.nr_uarts=32 or
however many you need.