Re: [PARPORT] patch-2.1.91pre2-parport980327

Andrea Arcangeli (
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 13:38:59 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Philip Blundell wrote:

>>handle the 8255 signal lines. How can be useful PARPORT_STATUS_PAPEROUT
>>for a parallel ZIP drive for example?
>`Paper out' is what the signal is called. The parallel port was originally
>designed for printers, and we have to live with it.

I don' t like to live with it, but if so I was wrong on that too. At first
I thougth that `Paper out' was how the _printer_ (and not the port) call
the signal. It made more sense to me. For curiosity it would be nice to
look a some other pardevice data-sheet (the ZIP drive one for example) to
see how these lines are called there.

At this point _not_ rejecting the status proc file in the parport proc
tree could be not wrong too.

Andrea[s] Arcangeli

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