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SubjectRe: Proposed SyncPPP layer modifications
On Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Jan Kasprzak wrote:

> Gergely Madarasz wrote:
> : On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Jan Kasprzak wrote:
> :
> : > Proposal 2: implement the common device allocation & registration code
> : > similar to the init_etherdev() and ether_setup() routines.
> :
> : The problem I see with this: only syncppp and hdlc protocols can be used
> : on those devices this way. The comx drivers support lapb thru the lapb
> : stack, and they have a minimal frame relay support too. This would mean
> : that different protocols need different initialization stuff, etc... which
> : would make quite a mess, unless all the possible sync serial protocols are
> : integrated into the syncppp driver... So I don't think this is a good
> : idea.
> Folks, I have proposed the init_spppdev() as a _helper_ function,
> nothing more. For the ethernet device, you don't have to use init_etherdev()
> if you want to allocate, name, and register the device yourself.
> The ether_setup() (and sppp_attach()) is here to help you in this case.

Ok, if the driver will show the same interface as now, only a bit
extended, it is quite ok with me :)

Madarasz Gergely
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