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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
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   Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 11:07:46 +0100 (BST)
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>

> No. That is just horrible. What's so wrong with simple flip-buffers that
> they wouldn't work for you? Simple, and you can fill them up as fast as

Our flip buffers dont work at 1Mbit or higher unless you hack
HZ. However Ted thought of this ages ago. You don't have to use flip
buffers on receive you can store frames however you like and the feed
them directly to the tty input layer. Several smart interfaces do
this.

Exactly. Flip buffers are a service provided by the tty layer; much
like the various generic VFS functions provided by the VFS layer, device
drivers don't have to use them if they aren't useful given their
particular hardware and/or design goals.

- Ted



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