Re: [patch 3/4] new serial flow control
From: Russell King
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 19:02:59 EST
On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 12:27:11AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> I'm re-opening a somewhat old thread about serial flow control methods:
> Russell King, le Wed 05 Jan 2005 23:53:01 +0000, a ?crit :
> > we have other people
> > who want to use their on-board hardware RS485 flow control options on
> > UARTs for their application, which means we need an RS485 flow control
> > method. (They can't select it without accessing the hardware directly.)
> > So, we now seem to have:
> > Standard flow control
> > CTVB flow control
> > RS485 RTS flow control
> Let's add a new one: Inka braille devices, which uses RTS/CTS as
> acknowledge strobes for each character.
> > I still believe that flow control should be enabled by CRTSCTS, but
> > the flow control personality set by other means.
> > Therefore, I think this requires further discussion, especially with
> > Alan (who seems to be the tty layer god now) to work out some sort of
> > reasonable interface.
> How could this look like in userspace? Something like
> #define CRTSCTS_RS232 0
> #define CRTSCTS_RS485 1
> #define CRTSCTS_TVB 2
> #define CRTSCTS_INKA 3
> int method = CRTSCTS_RS485;
> (and the converse TIOCMGFLOWCTRL)?
I think they should be termios settings - existing programs know how
to handle termios to get what they want. Why make the situation more
complex for them?
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