Re: LILO and serial speeds over 9600

From: James Sutherland (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 19:24:08 EST

On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> James Sutherland 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.
> >
> > Fortunately, the bulky stuff (printk's from the booting kernel) will be
> > going from the boot loader to the server, and should be buffered there
> > OK until they can be processed. Only the stuff sent to the client will
> > need buffering, and that should be simple keystrokes...
> Well, any time there is a network there needs to be buffering, if you
> want to have any kind of ACK protocol.

Yes, but only the last packet sent, if you limit to one packet at a
time... Shouldn't be a problem, even for the smallest code.


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