Subject: Re: IrDA
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
Date: 07/20/2000 21:32:43
Jukka Marin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 09:19:57PM +0200, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> > The irda* devices show up as /dev/irdaNN device nodes and are used
> > by the user-land IrDA driver.
> > Comments? Thoughts?
> Sounds pretty good to me. :-)
> > If people think this looks reasonable I can probably commit some drivers
> > soon. And we can turn the user-land programs into a package.
> Will you write drivers for external IrDA adapters like Ir-Mate 210 which
> connect to any serial port? (I've got the IrMate programming doc if you
> need it.)
There will be a driver for IrDA on serial ports. A problem is that different
adapters need to be handled slight differently when e.g. changing speed.
One way to handle serial ports is to do it all in user-land code, an alternative
is to use a different line discipline for IrDA and access it through /dev/irdaNN.
Either way, the problems above is present.