Bug 818308 - Recent Fedora kernels does not have SLIP support
Summary: Recent Fedora kernels does not have SLIP support
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-05-02 17:42 UTC by Nils Olav Selåsdal
Modified: 2012-05-06 01:27 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-05-06 01:27:49 UTC
Type: Bug


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Description Nils Olav Selåsdal 2012-05-02 17:42:58 UTC
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.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64

Comment 1 Justin M. Forbes 2012-05-03 13:54:40 UTC
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 14:16:39 UTC
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 16:22:21 UTC
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 21:59:07 UTC
kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-05-04 20:31:32 UTC
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.
Please go to the following url:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2012-7298/kernel-3.3.4-3.fc16
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-05-06 01:27:49 UTC
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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