Bug 818308 - Recent Fedora kernels does not have SLIP support
Recent Fedora kernels does not have SLIP support
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-05-02 13:42 EDT by Nils Olav Selåsdal
Modified: 2012-05-05 21:27 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16
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Last Closed: 2012-05-05 21:27:49 EDT
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Description Nils Olav Selåsdal 2012-05-02 13:42:58 EDT
Description of problem:
This kernel: 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 seems to not have SLIP support, it appears it disappeared at some point, as the slip.ko module were present in at least 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64.

Please bring it back.

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Comment 1 Justin M. Forbes 2012-05-03 09:54:40 EDT
Sorry about that. SLIP support is scheduled to go away in F17, and got turned off prematurely in F16.  Can you tell us a bit more about how you are using it?
I am turning it back on in F16 for kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16 and newer.
Comment 2 Nils Olav Selåsdal 2012-05-03 10:16:39 EDT
We have several (very) old devices capable of relaying telemetry that we want to consume. These are SLIP capable (or can be used generally as a tty, but no PPP support).

Since this works well, there's no need to replace them. It's a pity if this goes away in F17. Even if SLIP is old technology, that alone should be no reason to remove it.
Comment 3 Justin M. Forbes 2012-05-03 12:22:21 EDT
I think we can turn it on in the next build for F17 as well, though it will be in the kernel-modules-extra package.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-05-03 17:59:07 EDT
kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-05-04 16:31:32 EDT
Package kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-05-05 21:27:49 EDT
kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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