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Bug 82345

Summary: setserial close_delay and closing_wait change randomly w/ autoconfig option
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Lawson Reilly <lreilly>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 8.0CC: lreilly, twaugh
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Description Lawson Reilly 2003-01-21 15:11:58 UTC
Description of problem:

when using "setserial -av /dev/ttyS0 autoconfig", the reported closing_wait and
close_delay values change apparently randomly.  If setting close_delay or
closing_wait using setserial, the values that get assigned are not the values
that I used in the setserial command.  For example:

[root@morpheous exe]# setserial -av /dev/ttyS0 close_delay 50
/dev/ttyS0, Line 0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4
        Baud_base: 115200, close_delay: 256, divisor: 0
        closing_wait: 15360
        Flags: spd_normal skip_test
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: very easy to reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
1. setserial -av /dev/ttyS0 autoconfig
Actual results:
/dev/ttyS0, Line 0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4
	Baud_base: 115200, close_delay: 6707, divisor: 0
	closing_wait: 1571
	Flags: spd_normal skip_test

Expected results:
/dev/ttyS0, Line 0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4
	Baud_base: 115200, close_delay: 50, divisor: 0
	closing_wait: 3000
	Flags: spd_normal skip_test

Additional info:
System is an unmodified Dell Precision 220 running 2.4.18-19.8.0 SMP kernel

setserial does not seem to be working properly with either serial port.  We
discovered this while troubleshooting a failure to read data from a serial
device (read() returns 0 bytes) using code that works fine on Red Hat 7.2.

update:  this problem also occurs on a Dell Precision 530 server running Red Hat
Linux 8.0 Server kernel, so it's not machine-specific.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-01-21 17:49:53 UTC
Works fine on this Dell Precision 420.  Kernel thing?

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:25 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: