Subject: Re: IrDA
To: None <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/21/2000 00:45:33
Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Jul 2000, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> > 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.
> Will there still be a /dev-node then that I can hand to
> pppd/kpppd/kermit/whatever to do the modem control etc., or
> will interfacing with a different method be required?
> It would be nice if there was some /dev/itty* that would behave like
> "normal" ttys, much like ucom...

For now, there will be a pty.  That should be enough for most programs.
If we decide to migrate the IrDA stack into the kernel we could make /dev/itty.


        -- Lennart