On Sat, 19 Feb 2000, Gunther Mayer wrote:
> - Support for Winbond Super-IO chips (expandable to other manufacturers)
> "insmod parport_pc superio=1 irq=auto dma=auto" to autodetect and
> report it
This is quite neat. I wonder if it's possible to detect it without
> - Provide more human-readable output on assorted places, to
> assist further progress on debugging and features
> - Correct very minor glitches concerning ECP/ISA standard obeyance
> (major glitches not yet addressed :-)
Can you send these to me as separate patches please?
> Other Changes
> - Print the complete IEEE1284 Device ID (unmangled) and
> be merciful to devices that didn't get everything right
I don't think this is really necessary -- it's already available in /proc
anyway. I quite like the pretty printing.
> The idea is switching DPRINTK off as done in this patch.
I'd like to keep that on a while longer.
> - The "lp" driver registers itself to "/proc/driver/lp" and gives some
> fancy human-readable output. Here I can see how slow my printer is :-)
Let's be careful about adding more file formats! (There's always tunelp
for this sort of thing..)
> Actually I wonder if I can use ECP to speak to my printer, that does
> currently only 20K/sec in SPP mode. A quick hack only hung both linux
> and the printer completely.
I've wondered about this too, but I don't have a printer that speaks ECP.
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