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    SubjectRe: [patch] DTR/DSR hardware handshake support for 2.0/2.2/2.4
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    By author: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
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    > Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 18:35:22 +0200
    > From: Martin Schenk <>
    > As I needed support for DTR/DSR hardware handshake to communicate with
    > a serial printer (and the "wire RTS/CTS to DTR/DSR" tip from the
    > serial-HOWTO works fine for a demo, but is not applicable for a few
    > thousand POS terminals *gg*), I implemented this functionality.
    > Yilch. This is specialized enough that I'd much rather this *not* go
    > into the kernel. Next thing we know, someone will want a DTR/CD
    > handshaking mechanism, etc.,etc.
    > This should probably be a private kernel patch, or (much more strongly
    > suggested) that you just get specially wired RS-232 cables. This is in
    > fact a very standard thing to do, and you can order cables from Black
    > Box or some other company specializing selling cables which connect
    > crufty legacy hardware.

    DTR/DSR is the most common handshake mechanism for RS-232-B (as
    opposed to RS-232-C and RS-232-D) devices. This feature has been
    requested on and off for the last five years. I think it's


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