Re: [PARPORT] Sharing a parallel port

Jeffrey J. Jenkins (
Sun, 23 Jan 2000 17:39:42 -0500 (EST)


Is ppSCSI configured to use Parport by default? And how do I made sure
that ppSCSI is compiled to use Parport? (And since I don't build modules
all that often, is there an easy way to just build ppSCSI not the whole
list of modules?). Before I just applied the patch, issued "make
oldconfig" and "make modules" (which is an anoyingly long process to build
the ppSCSI and OnSCSI modules).


On Sun, 23 Jan 2000 wrote:

> > The ppscsi drivers have this rather annoying property in that they will
> > function both with and without the parport sharing code... If they correctly
> > detect the parport code when they load, then they will use it. However, if
> > they don't, then they will take over the port themselves. In this last case,
> > nothing else is able to share the port with them. I suspect this is your
> > problem.
> That's quite simply untrue. Whether or not ppSCSI uses PARPORT is a
> compile time option. It will use parallel ports that aren't managed
> by PARPORT, but if it has been compiled to use PARPORT it won't load
> unless PARPORT has been loaded first.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Grant R. Guenther
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- To unsubscribe, send mail to: --
-- with the single word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message. --

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Sun 23 Jan 2000 - 17:42:51 EST