> Hi, Greg!
> Greg Lehey wrote:
> > ?
> > ? I giot the same sort of problems with different new motherboards.
> > ? Well, the SIO detection code is TOO sophisticated and does not recognise
> > ? MOST of on-board 16550 sios.
> > I haven't heard anybody claim that before. Can you substantiate this
> > claim? Which motherboards have you used? What UARTs do they use?
> > Did the patch work with all of them?
> I tried motherboards of 2 wendors: "Micro Star" (MS-5156)
> and few lastI "Iwill" boards.
> All boards have 16550A chips.
None of these boards have 16550A chips. Please examine the boards more
closely, and report the actual part number from the I/O device.
> Linux 2.0.32,33 recognized sio ports and
> worked well,
> but 2.2.5-R, 2.2.6-R refused to DETECT sio ports.
This is correct. Linux does not perform any significant functional
tests on the ports before using them. FreeBSD expects the ports to
behave as they "should".
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