Subject: Re: serial line ideas
To: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 12/29/1996 02:33:17
Michael Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Along these lines: are there people familliar with Intel's I2O spec?
> Anyone doing any work with it?
No, partially because of lack of I2O devices, partially because of the
agreement by which my group got a copy of the spec. *sigh*
> It suggests a higher level of I/O
> device/OS compatibility on ISA/PCI buses to me.
What do you mean? (that doesn't really parse.)
If what you're trying to say is that 'device-specific registers
essentially go away', that has the potential to be pretty much
correct. It should be possible to build a driver for many I2O devices
which provides at least a basic level of functionality, despite
different manufacturers, different device internals, etc.
Of course, there's still lots of space for vendors to do
vendor-defined stuff, so...