Re: Serial Patch

Ion Badulescu (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 22:43:02 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 13 Dec 1996, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> /*
> I installed the latest tty patch. The call to open a non-existant
> terminal device no longer crashes. However, it now returns a valid
> handle even if the device does not exist. In this example, there
> are only TWO RS-232C ports on this machine! An attempt to open
> /dev/cua3 should return with -1 and the error set to something appropriate.

Try 2.0.27 - it does exactly the same thing.


  It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool,
            than to open it and remove all doubt.