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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] tty: add flag to suppress ready signalling on open
On 30. 11. 20, 22:22, Mychaela Falconia wrote:
> 2) For situations in which the luxury of a custom USB ID is not
> available, e.g., a situation where the device that does not tolerate
> automatic DTR/RTS assertion on open is a physical RS-232 device that
> can be connected to "any" serial port, the new sysfs attribute comes
> to the rescue.
> Johan's patch comments say that the new flag can also be brought out
> to termios in the future, similarly to HUPCL,

The difference to other control flags is that open raises DTR/RTS in any
case (i.e. including O_NONBLOCK) -- provided baud rate is set (and it is
for casual serials). That means you cannot open a port to configure it
(using e.g. setserial) without actually raising the DTR/RTS.

> but I question the
> usefulness of doing so, as it is a chicken and egg problem: one needs
> to open the tty device in order to do termios ioctls on it, and if
> that initial open triggers DTR/RTS hardware actions, then the end user
> is still screwed. If Johan or someone else can see a potential use
> case for manipulating this new flag via termios (as opposed to sysfs
> or USB-ID-based driver quirks), perhaps you could elaborate on it?

We would need to (ab)use another open flag (e.g. O_DIRECT). I am not
biased to either of solutions.


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