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SubjectRe: Synchronous board drivers
Gergely Madarasz wrote:
: On Sun, 4 Jul 1999, Jan Kasprzak wrote:
: > Alan Cox wrote:
: > : > I agree with Krzysztof that sync board driver should be as simple
: > : > as possible, and syncppp.c (or whatever it will be named) should do
: > : > everything else (registering net device, switching link protocols, etc).
: > :
: > : Why ?
: > :
: > : What if I want to do things differently. Right now I can re-educate syncppp.
: > : I can for example switch to hardware ppp and use software for X.25
: > :
: > Yes, I know that mid-layer approach is not flexible enough,
: > but I think we still want to move more work (e.g. registering the device name
: > and maybe the character device emulation) to syncppp.c.
:
: Why is the character device emulation needed at all ?

I occasionaly use sync line for transfering raw data instead
of some network protocol. I think most sync board drivers have
some sort of character device emulation. IMHO it would be wise
to move it to syncppp.c.

-Yenya

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