Re: serial device and fsync
From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon May 25 2009 - 09:35:12 EST
On Mon, 25 May 2009 12:50:22 +0300
Ramagudi Naziir <naziirr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need to write(2) a certain character to a serial device (using the
> standard /dev/ttySx), and make sure it was transferred to the device
> before I continue. I tried fsync(2), but that failed (does fsync even
> apply to character devices or only block devices ?).
> Any idea ?
Most hardware UARTs actually can't do this but the kernel will do its
best. The POSIX interface you want is tcdrain(fd). Quite why POSIX didn't
use fsync is a very good question.
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