Subject: re: CVS commit: src
To: matthew green <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: source-changes
Date: 11/15/1998 21:03:16
>one wonders why the driver allows userland to fiddle with these
>bits if they are used by these devices ?  eg, the sparc doesn't
>let you have access to the ms/kbd serial configuration..

The biggest reason is that there's a motherboard with the same serial
chipset but which doesnt support any graphics options, and where all
these lines are for ttys.  There was even a widget for vaxes which
plugs into the `mouse/keyboard' lines and makes them available as tty

does that answer the question?

We will do something  better for 1.4 with wscons.