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Date:      Mon, 21 Oct 1996 23:35:27 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Oliver Wilson <owilson@CAM.ORG>
Cc:        FreeBSD-Questions <questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   Re: Silo overflow when running X...what's it mean??
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961021233423.4986U-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199610200514.BAA15974@Nimbus.CAM.ORG>

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On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, Oliver Wilson wrote:

> While running X (Xfree86 3.1.2G) on FreeBsd 2.1.5 the following message was
> output to the console :
>         'Oct 19 22:27:29  Siren /kernel: Sio0: 1 more silo overflow (total 3)'
> 
> Has anyone ever seen this? What does it mean ?

It means that more data came in the serial port than could be processed,
so data was lost.  Under X this is probably your mouse, which is *really*
odd since the mouse runs at 1200bps, slow enough for even a 386/16sx with
a 16450 to read it w/o dropping characters. (?)

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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