Any News on cut-and-paste bug?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Wed May 1 14:13:45 EDT 2013

John G. Heim, le Wed 01 May 2013 13:05:23 -0500, a écrit :
> But that's no answer.  This is the same problem I had with the responses  I
> got on the linux-kernel list. I asked extremely specific  questions below
> and just saying no isn't enough.

That's an XYZ problem. People won't answer Y because the actual issue is
X, whose answer is Z.

> Specifically, what is wrong with my patch?

It's dealing with Y, not X.

> Does speakup need to call request_reggion at all?

It shouldn't have to.

> If so, why,?  What does request_region do?

Try to circumvent the kernel.

> It looks as if request_region always fails if you request
> a region at the address of the serial port even if the serial port is not in
> use? Why is that?  If this behaviour is by design, what is the speakup code
> supposed to do instead?

It is supposed to open the serial code a correct way.


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