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SubjectRe: Parallel, IEEE 1284, Zip drive
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> Users want the same functionality in Linux.  And some people are actually
> risking their data and hacking out the request_region code so that they
> can run both drivers simultaneously - relying on their own discipline not
> to mess up.

Ok I wasnt aware you can chain the printer and HPPA driver (that by the way will
take quite some doing to avoid deadlocks - consider the case of the following..

write(printer_fd, some_data, len)

Where some_data is data swapped out on the HPPA controlled drive. Make sure your
semaphores are very fine grained ;)

Alan



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