Subject: Re: Possible new device name
To: Jeremy Cooper <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/21/1997 14:08:49
   On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Kevin Van Maren wrote:
   > > [ pp0 for parallel port name on sun3x ]
   > I don;t think we need *more* names: just use lpt, and put it in a README
   > for people upgrading from SunOS.
   I thought about this, but lpt conjures up the image that it is a 'line
   printer port', which isn't necessarily so - it's simply a parallel port,
   although commonly used for printing.

don't sun call it `bpp' ?  and so does the hardware ...

at least on sparcstations that have bpp ports, anyway.

if so, we should use bpp also...