On Sun, 9 Apr 2000, Vince Weaver wrote:
> I was trying to do this using the ppdev driver, thinking it would best
> to do this simple communication in user-space. I was having great
> trouble trying to get this to work, only to dig into the ppdev.c code
> to find it with comments saying "this hasn't been tested yet", and it
> seemingly is doing it in software instead of hardware!
That's right. I haven't back-ported the hardware support to 2.2.x.
> I then looked at kernel 2.3.99-pre3 thinking it might have more mature
> support, and it looks like all references to EPP have been stripped
> out of ppdev...
But the interface is still the same. Set the mode to IEEE1284_MODE_EPP
and use read/write. To follow the code, start from pp_write in ppdev.c,
then follow it to parport_write in ieee1284.c, which then calls access
functions that are implemented in the port drivers (look in parport_pc.c
> so the question is, can EPP be done with ppdev?
Yes, and it's even been tested a little bit in 2.3.x.
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