Subject: Re: IrDA
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/20/2000 15:47:45
<> (Lennart Augustsson) writes:

> The interface between the kernel and user-land will be on the IrDA
> frame level.  The system calls read()/write() are used to transmit
> frames back and forth.  Each read/write handles one frame.  The kernel
> driver and/or hardware will handle things like framing, checksums,
> byte stuffing, etc.  The user-land will handle everything else, like
> all the protocol levels above (e.g. IrLAP, IrMux, IrComm, ...)
> To change things like link speed (and mode) there will be a small
> number of ioctl()s.

Does this mean that accessing devices over IrCOMM will be different
than accessing a normal serial device? For example, how would one run
getty(8) over IrCOMM?

        - Nathan