(gnu) stty limitation?

The (gnu) stty program is part of the official repository:

root@jwd2:~# opkg list | grep stty
coreutils-stty - 8.16-1 - Full version of standard GNU stty utility. Normally, you would not use this package, since the functionality in BusyBox is more than sufficient.

The comment is a bit misleading because the BusyBox implementation doesn’t have an stty functionality (as far as I know); also, on boot time the uart is set to 250000 baud;

dmesg | grep ttyATH0
[    0.000000] Kernel command line:  board=Yun console=ttyATH0,250000 mtdparts=spi0.0:256k(u-boot)ro,64k(u-boot-env)ro,14656k(rootfs),1280k(kernel),64k(nvram),64k(art),15936k@0x50000(firmware) rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 noinitrd

Now run ‘stty -F /dev/ttyATH0’; gnu stty reports a baudrate of 230400; even if you explicitly try to set it to 250000 baud (which is was already set to).

It isn’t much of a problem because I want to run that serial bus as fast as possible (250000BD?) but it this a limitation of the gnu implementation of stty?

kind regards,


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The busybox is coming with Yun has no stty build in.

The busybox is coming with Yun has no stty build in.

Yep, I know, that’s why I installed GNU’s version, but it can’t set the baudrate to 250000 baud (or anything not a multiple of 300?)

kind regards,


Use termios2 API in Linux , will be enable arbitrary-baud

Download arbitrary-baud here:

 ./arbitrary-baud /dev/ttyATH0  250000
actual speed reported 250000

Now we could use arbitrary-baud to setup arbitrary speed, but to make pySerial use arbitrary speed we need pySerial at least version 2.7, The Yun-Openwrt come with version 2.4.

We could use Plan B-D

to install version 2.7 of pySerial.