Re: Serial device with very large buffer

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 14:12:43 EST


> > I also propose to increase the size of flip buffer to 640 bytes (so the
> > flipping won't occur every time in the middle of the full buffer), however
> > I understand that it's a rather drastic change for such a simple goal, and
> > not everyone will agree that it's worth the trouble:
> Going to a 1K flip buffer would make sense IMHO for high speed devices too

Actually bigger flipbufs are needed for highspeed serials and
irda. Tytso received patch to make flipbuf size settable by the
driver. (Setting it to 1K is not easy, you need to change allocation
mechanism of buffers.)

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