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    SubjectRe: Virtual Serial Port
    Mikado wrote:
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    >> guest writes to /dev/ttyS0
    >> vmware connects its virtual S0 to the host's ttyFakeS0
    >> minicom on the host to ttyFakeS0
    >>or even
    >> vmware S0 to host's ttyS0
    >> other remote machine do minicom to ttyS0
    >>
    >>The reason for FakeS0 is that vmware does not know about ptys,
    >>unfortunately.
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    > Yes, VMWare doesn't support serial port using host's ttys any more. My
    > idea is:
    >
    > [host - application] <- read/write -> [virtual serial port
    > /dev/ttyFakeS0] <- read/write over virtual null-modem serial cable ->
    > [host - real serial port /dev/ttyS0] <- read/write -> [VMWare - application]

    Although it is quite irrelevant to LKML (you may want to visit
    www.vmware.com/community/index.jspa and ask there...), you can connect guest's
    serial port also to Unix socket - and in such situation you need virtual serial
    port driver only if 'host - application' does not know how to use /dev/tty* (for
    unix socket <-> /dev/ptyp* app look at
    http://platan.vc.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmware/serpipe.tar.gz).
    Petr

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