Re: LILO and serial speeds over 9600

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 18:53:27 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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
> > space.
> That same constraint is true of any UDP protocol too, and indeed any protocol
> not entirely based on FEC (which rather rules out ethernet based solutions)
> You also dont need much buffering for a smart embedded stack, its no secret
> that some embedded tcps dont buffer the data but pointers to constant data and
> values for only non constant objects. You really can make a minimal TCP very
> low resource.

I'm sure you can. That doesn't mean it's the right solution.


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