Re: [parport] Use of inb/out in backends...

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Fri Jun 01 2001 - 02:32:56 PDT

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    On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 11:24:37PM +0100, Tim Waugh wrote:

    > I think that a step in the right direction would be to have a shared
    > library providing the same functionality as /dev/parport, and have
    > the library use the native OS support if available, and fall back to
    > inb/outb or whatever, failing if not root.
    > (For the special case of collection IEEE 1284 Device IDs, there are
    > other fallbacks to try first involving /proc, and so this should be a
    > part of the interface.)

    FWIW, I have made a small start on this. Any suggestions about how
    the interface should look would be greatly appreciated.


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