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SubjectRe: [Patch] new serial flow control
Le jeu 07 oct 2004 à 20:08:56 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Maw, 2004-10-05 at 18:25, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > No: data actually pass _after_ CTS and RTS are lowered back: the flow control
> > only indicate the beginning of one frame.
> Ok I've pondered this somewhat. I don't think the hack proposed is the
> right answer for this. I believe you should implement a simple line
> discipline for this device so that it stays out of the general code.
> Right now that poses a challenge but if drivers were to implement
> ldisc->modem_change() or a similar callback for such events an ldisc
> could then handle many of the grungy suprises and handle them once and
> in one place.

Serial drivers should then at least (when seeing ldisc->modem_change
!= NULL) do no RTS/CTS/DTR/etc handling at all (to avoid interfering),
and activate "MSI" for calling modem_change in the interrupt handler.

Being able to call port->ops->start/stop_tx by some way will also be
necessary, by grouping
struct uart_state *state = tty->driver_data;
struct uart_port *port = state->port;
tty->hw_stopped = 0;
port->ops->start_tx(port, 0);
and its dual in some function for instance.

Samuel Thibault
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