Re: [patch] DTR/DSR hardware handshake support for 2.0/2.2/2.4

From: Stuart MacDonald (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 09:53:30 EST

From: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
> Using some new flags in c_cflags is the way to go, if we decide to go
> this way. But it does mean chewing up a bunch of extra bits, and I
> really do wonder how many people *really* need this. Maybe I'll set up
> a survey on to determine whether or not there's
> enough people to want this kind of feature bloat..... in any case, I'm
> not terribly inclined to consider this before 2.4, especially since
> Linus finally seems to be serious about the code freeze.

We've needed it in the past. My hardware guy expects that
we'll need it eventually. I vote for the patch, but think that
it should wait to 2.5. If Martin hadn't done it I probably would
have eventually.


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