Subject: Re: where are par0 and fd0 devices
From: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 03/11/1996 14:23:47
> > b.) There are no devices for a line printer (parallel port)
> > and floppy drive.
> The former will be fixed Real Soon Now (as soon as i convert the Alpha
> port to use the new <machine/bus.h> interfaces, i.e. before the next
> snapshot). The latter will require a bit more work, because it uses
> DMA; that won't happen yet.
> BTW, when the parallel port driver shows up, it will be called
I'd forgotten: i _had_ ported the lpt driver already, but i forgot to
create a cdevsw entry and MAKEDEV rules for it. i just added it to my
tree at character device major 31. if you want to use it, copy the
conf.c entry from the i386 port, etc., and put it in the right place
in the alpha conf.c, and make the device nodes.