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Date:      Sun, 13 Jul 1997 21:25:51 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: silo overflow with 16450 chip
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On Sun, 13 Jul 1997, Charlie Root wrote:

> I've been running 2.1.5 for the last 6 months on a IBM PS/Note and
> having very good time except for the problem with the 16450 chip
> controling my serial port. I get silo overflow messages every 3 minutes
> when online. Is there an earlier version that didn't have this
> difficulty that is still usable? 

The only way to stop the overflows is to slow down your baudrate.  The
16450 can only handle speeds of 9600 baud or so without dropping packets.

You can buy serial cards with 16550 UARTs on them, which I'd recommend if
you're trying to do high speed comm on this port.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
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