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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.17 /dev/ports
Uz.ytkownik Alan Cox napisa?:
>> From: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
>> Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 20:42:47 +1000 (EST)
>>
>> Martin Dalecki writes:
>>
>> > Remove support for /dev/port altogether.
>>
>> Great idea!
>>
>>You have my blessing too :-)
>
>
> I'd rather you didn't break too much application code. How do you think the
> perl people and the python folks do hardware control ? Or for that matter
> java people trying to avoid the crawling horrors of JNI. Its also used by
> libraries like libieee1284. Clock(8) uses it on some systems if the
> /dev/rtc isn't available or built in.
>
> Xfree86 much to my suprise seems completely clean. Non Linux stuff uses it
> extensively but not Linux.

The Xfree86 people are actually sane and hold up the BSD tradition.
They don't even use /proc/bus and killed early /proc/agpgart usage!
Quite the reverse is true.


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