Re: LILO and serial speeds over 9600

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 18:20:12 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Explain 'controlled buffer overrun'.
> >
> > That's probably the ability to send new data even if there's unacked old
> > data (e.g. because the receiver can't keep up or because we've had losses).
> Well let me see, the typical window on the other end of the connection if
> its a normal PC class host will be 32K. I think that should be sufficient.

Depends on what the client can handle. For the kernel, that might be
true, but for example a boot loader may only have a few K worth of buffer


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