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SubjectRe: Writing a driver for a legacy serial device
Hi David,

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:47:12 +0800, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 11:33 +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > OK. This leads me to a question: is it OK for me to add support for my
> > non-input device to inputattach, or is a separate, dedicated helper
> > tool preferred? Both ways are fine with me, I don't know what the
> > input subsystem maintainers expect.
> You might do better to implement it as a line discipline instead.
> Or just do it in userspace. What exactly are you trying to do?

I am writing a driver for a TAOS evaluation module. This device is a
limited SMBus master, connecting to the serial port. The evaluation
chip is connected to the SMBus. In my case this is a TSL2550 light
sensor, but virtually all compatible TAOS evaluation modules could be

I2C bus drivers have to be implemented in the kernel, so user-space
isn't an option for me.

I just posted a first (working) version of my driver, if you want to
take a look:

Jean Delvare
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