[PARPORT] Re: [patch] Epson Stylus Color 740 & lp irq driven

Andrea Arcangeli (andrea@e-mind.com)
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 16:35:59 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, Philip Blundell wrote:

>In message <199810152315.TAA02248@gear.torque.net>, "David Campbell" writes:
>>I think we need to settle on a standard and then declare some printers
>The default configuration needs to be able to work on any printer that someone
>can reasonably be expected to want to use. It looks like this means we have
>to stick with polling. We can declare some printers "broken" if they fail to

Polling works everywhere so far with the stock kernel too.

>work with optional enhancements like IRQ-driven printing but the base
>functionality has to work with everything.

The point is that are the Epson Stylus Color printer that are
completly broking the irq driven handshake. We can' t declare not-buggy
printer broken. We can instead put a flag like `trust-irq' that if set to
1 (not as default) will allow Epson printer to be fast as in Windows I

Andrea Arcangeli

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