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USB: serial: fix console error reporting

commit 548dd4b6da8a8e428453d55f7fa7b8a46498d147 upstream.

Do not report errors in write path if port is used as a console as this
may trigger the same error (and error report) resulting in a loop.

Reported-by: Stephen Hemminger <>
Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
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commit a4b9552b4fa34648a5017901ed8042214a9dfc03 1 parent eb49cf6
@jhovold jhovold authored gregkh committed
Showing with 3 additions and 1 deletion.
  1. +3 −1 drivers/usb/serial/generic.c
4 drivers/usb/serial/generic.c
@@ -215,8 +215,10 @@ static int usb_serial_generic_write_start(struct usb_serial_port *port)
clear_bit(i, &port->write_urbs_free);
result = usb_submit_urb(urb, GFP_ATOMIC);
if (result) {
- dev_err(&port->dev, "%s - error submitting urb: %d\n",
+ if (!port->port.console) {
+ dev_err(&port->dev, "%s - error submitting urb: %d\n",
__func__, result);
+ }
set_bit(i, &port->write_urbs_free);
spin_lock_irqsave(&port->lock, flags);
port->tx_bytes -= count;
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