Subject: port-i386/550: com-driver woes
To: None <>
From: Noses <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/03/1994 05:05:05
>Number:         550
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       driver doesn't recognize DTE being turned off any more
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov  3 05:05:03 1994
>Originator:     Noses
>Release:        1.0
System: NetBSD oink 1.0_BETA NetBSD 1.0_BETA (OINK) #283: Mon Oct 10 10:19:27 MET 1994 root@:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/OINK i386

After turning a terminal (or a modem off) init tries again and again to
respawn a getty on the line. This is *NOT* happening if you add that
device to /etc/ttys but never connect anything to the interface.
Up to here this is a known bug.
Since I got the changes of September 21. the driver doesn't recognize it
anymore if the terminal is turned off while someone is logged in. As it was
working before and I neither changed the cable nor the terminal settings
I have to assume that someone introduced a bug into the driver.
This is especially nerving on a modem line...

Just turn your terminal off.