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RE: [MiNT] serial driver config help (fwd)

Not that it is gonna help anyone. 
But I will go with the flow, whatever you guys chose is fine with me, as
long as we all follow the same thing. (avoiding inconsistency).

That's all :)

On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Frank Naumann wrote:

> Hello!
> Jo Even made an interest suggestion for the device naming scheme. What are
> your oppinions?
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > IIRC you can already ask a device for it's "real" name, 
> > > isn't that correct?
> > 
> > You can't do such thing. HSMODEM provide a Cookie that point 
> > to a table of names. These names must be the same as they are under /dev
> Bummer. It would have been really useful...
> Then I suggest (without really having thought really hard about it) that the
> RSVF-names should be the same as the physical port (if possible. What does
> HS-Modem use?), and that you keep the existing scheme for the tty-devices
> but add an IOCTL to retrieve their "physical" name (the same as the
> RSVF-names).
> I guess that this will make it easy for both users and programmers, as
> RSVF-clients most likely look up the names given by the cookie anyway, and
> those that use the tty-devices can easily grep through /dev.
> Jo Even Skarstein

MiNT Is Now TOS, let's move on, shall we?  /