Any News on cut-and-paste bug?

John G. Heim jheim at
Wed May 1 15:07:28 EDT 2013

Are you saying the bug was fixed by modifying speakup to open the serial 
port the right way? That problem is gone?

On 05/01/13 13:13, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> 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.
> Samuel
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