Subject: Re: High serial port (output) speeds
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: port-sparc
Date: 10/23/1999 21:26:22
> Wait, you haven't tried this patch for heavy data usage?

No.  It seemed to me that giving the user the requested baudrate with a
X1 divisor is no worse than not giving it at all - note it's careful to
use X16 for anything that would have worked before, when the driver
always used X16.  (Except for 2bps and 1bps, which would have broken
for reasons irrelevant to the current discussion.)

Some baudrates will be less reliable than others, perhaps.  If you'd
rather have those baud rates completely fail rather than basically work
most of the time and possibly lose slightly when handling long streams
of back-to-back characters, why, then, you don't want that patch.  Even
using X16 long streams of back-to-back characters can cause trouble;
crystals are never quite identical....

					der Mouse

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