> > I want the software to be able to use a blocking call like select() that'll
> > just sit and wait for the parallel port to change (in its own thread).
> If you connect to the right pin (nAck), you'll get an interrupt, and
> so you can literally use select() on the file descriptor you get from
> ieee1284_get_irq_fd() (from libieee1284), or just the file descriptor
> associated with the ppdev device.
Very cool! I started reading up on libieee1284. I think
ieee1284_wait_status() will do exactly what I need.
I'm using two threads one containing:
ret = ieee1284_wait_status(paraport, S1284_SELECT, S1284_SELECT, &tv);
and the other containing:
ret = ieee1284_wait_status(paraport, S1284_NACK, S1284_NACK, &tv);
If I read the man page correctly, it should sit until either tv.tv_sec
seconds pass or the appropriate pin goes high, but they're coming back
immediately. Do I need to set them low somehow? Nothing is connected to the
parallel port on that machine yet.
Also, which pin is associated with which enum value?
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