Re: [PARPORT] Backward compatibility /proc/.../parportX/hardware entry

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 11:09:54 EDT

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    On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 04:09:39PM +0200, Uwe Bonnes wrote:

    > vmware (, a programm to emulate a PC on Linux/NT, used
    > /proc/sys/dev/parport/parportX/hardware to determine the characteristics of
    > the parallel port.

    They used /proc/parport/X/hardware, I think. Perhaps they used
    /proc/sys/dev/parport as a fall back.

    > Could that /proc/.../hardware entry be restored temporary in the
    > standard kernel until there is a new vmware release? I would be very
    > pleased!

    A much better patch would be one that optionally provides a
    backwards-compatible /proc/parport directory, just like before
    (similar to the way /proc/pci is done).


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