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

From: Uwe Bonnes (
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 13:58:08 EDT

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    >>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <> writes:

    >> > 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).

        Alan> This problem can be solved in userspace. Mount /proc somewhere
        Alan> else and make a symlink farm then cat whatever crap you need to
        Alan> make the vmware junk work into an extra file

    Is the temporary addition of that entry

    hertz:~/Mail/till-010402> cat /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0/hardware
    base: 0x378
    irq: -1
    dma: -1

    really such a big thing? I know that vmware is unresponsive, but there are
    many vmware users out there that would like to use 2.4 now ...


    Uwe Bonnes      

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