Subject: Re: Heavy /dev/lpt use burdens system.
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/11/1999 09:19:51
Ken Hornstein <> writes:
> >I guess I don't understand what people seem to think is wrong with the
> >interruptful version of the driver.
> This was back a while ago (maybe 1.2 time frame), but I had serious data
> corruption problems with the interruptful version (and last time I looked,
> there hasn't been anything that changed in lpt that would obviously fix
> the problem I was having).

That's not true. There was a timing bug in the driver that I fixed. (I
didn't diagnose the problem -- I just experimented with patches and
committed one). It helped all the "machine rebooting" and other
problems people were reporting. This was done a long time back --
certainly way before 1.4.