Bug 54572 - generic 2.2.19 kernel install makes ttyS4 invisible to setserial
generic 2.2.19 kernel install makes ttyS4 invisible to setserial
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setserial (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-12 13:54 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-14 16:04:13 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-12 13:54:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
I use the standard 6.2 install with updates from updates.redhat.com with 
no changes to the MAKEDEV and setserial rpms.
I replaced the standard 6.2 kernel with a generic 2.2.19 kernel from 
kernel.org. Then I tried to reset ttyS4, which my modem uses, using 
setserial and setserial says ttyS4 does not exist. 
I created ttyS4 using MAKEDEV and reset it with chmod and chgrp to 
standard ttyS? settings.
With the standard 6.2 kernel setserial resets ttyS4 every time.
I need the generic kernel to run the MOSIX cluster program.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.remove kernel-source
2.delete 2.2.14-5 directory in /lib/modules, and /usr/src if anything is 
3.untar kernel
4.recompile and install kernel

Actual Results:  # cd /dev
# ls ttyS4
# ttyS4
# setserial ttyS4
# ttyS4: No such device

Expected Results:  # setserial ttyS4

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I have done this on 2 different computers with the same result.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-10-14 16:04:09 EDT
/dev/lp0 has also become invisible to setserial, and also to printtool.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-10-15 07:01:08 EDT
We don't provide the generic kernel; we provide the one the worked.  Closing.
(What was wrong with the Red Hat-provided kernel in the first place?)
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-10-17 12:33:06 EDT
The MOSIX cluster program is no longer issued in rpm form. The generic version of MOSIX requires a generic kernel. The rpm kernel 
is unacceptable to the generic MOSIX installer.
I tried the generic kernel because I was under the impression that a generic kernel would work equally well. 
I looked at Piranha. It does not do what I want done. MOSIX does.

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