Subject: Re: Serial port driver
To: David Jones <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/1997 21:55:24
David Jones writes:
> | What is the latest story on this?  I remember 2 years ago people were
> | issuing patches to get around silo overflows and yet I still see them.
> I think poor serial performance is a problem with all real Unixes in general.
> Linux isn't real Unix, and they did serial right.  Data point: back in the
> days of Linux 0.99 and NetBSD 0.8, on a 486DX2-66 with 16450s, Linux
> pumped 115.2K solid and NetBSD dropped chars IMMEDIATELY!!!

The performance of the latest -current driver with Charles fix of a
few days ago is really bloody good -- I'd try it before making fun of
our performance.