Re: [PARPORT] Aha !

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Wed, 16 Sep 1998 06:33:34 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 12 Sep 1998 wrote:

> > OK, but what is the PS2 mode?
> Just another name for "bidirectional mode". Mode 2 in the epat driver.
> > Are you referring to this in the linux
> > environment? Grant mentioned that Syquest's drivers take advantage of
> > some DOS idiosyncracies to adjust the timing but the linux side doesn't
> > have the same options to do so and must make a best guess.
> What I explained to you was that Shuttle's drivers (SyQuest has nothing
> to with this) do performance tests when they load the driver. To do
> so, they must write to a "safe" location on the disk. This is simply
> impossible to do at the driver level in any Unix system. Drivers know
> nothing about the filesystems. However, it would be a simple matter to write
> a shell script that, given enough information, could load the pd driver
> in all possible modes and with different delay factors and "optimise" the
> settings for you.
> Perhaps that's something that you'd care to develop and contribute to
> the PARIDE project ?

heh! Ya know, that might *almost* be within my grasp but I'd guess the
code/script would be so ugly, no one would seriously consider it. These
are the kinds of things I'd like to become proficient enough to
participate in.

> > If Iomega has drivers that monitor for "buggy" chipsets, why can't
> > the PARIDE suite follow suit?
> Perhaps because Iomega has the resources to test their product against
> all the possible ports ? If you'd like to fund me to work full time on
> supporting PARIDE - and stock my lab with all the possible motherboards
> out there, perhaps I could do something similar :-)

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