On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 04:09:39PM +0200, Uwe Bonnes wrote:
> vmware (http://www.vmware.com), 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
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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