Subject: Re: 16550's in wrong st after reboot
To: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/1996 08:15:44
Ken Hornstein writes:
> I've seen this for a long time. I believe it's caused by NetBSD turning
> on the 16550 FIFO, and the BIOS not having a strong probe routine. A hard
> reset turns off the FIFO, and the BIOS then can detect the 16550 correctly.
> I suppose the only real fix would be to have NetBSD turn off the FIFO
> on shutdown.
We have shutdown hooks for just such a reason...