Problem with serial.c introduced in 2.4.15

Christian Asam (
Sun, 24 Mar 2002 17:57:08 +0100

After having found that my VM-Problem (USB/MOD) was due to an old
kernel I upgraded to 2.4.18 and found that I couldn't use my digitizer
board (Genius) with gpm(genitizer) anymoure.
I tracked it down to a change made from 2.4.14 to 2.4.15:

#if 0 /*
* !!! ignore all characters if CREAD is not set
if ((cflag & CREAD) == 0)
info->ignore_status_mask |= UART_LSR_DR;

The #if 0 and #endif was removed in 2.4.15 and somehow that breaks
gpm/genitizer. Having added the "commenting out through $if 0" the
tablet works fine again and deactivating the appropriate line in 2.4.18
also works.

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