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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 :)

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