Subject: Re: Installation over a serial line
To: Jared D. McNeill <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/06/2000 20:49:47
On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 06:18:47AM -0300, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> I/O card for my serial ports (which unfortunately means I only have a
> 16450 UART on that box, but so does the laptop).
16450 dont have FIFOs. Don't ever try to use them for serious data transfer
unless you have a 1-byte-at-a-time request/ack protocol.
E.g., the hardware handshake is, usually, too slow to stop the other side in