[lcdproc] XML discussion
William W. Ferrell
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 07:09:25 -0600
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* Matt (email@example.com)'s mailer blew these chunks:
> It could be built into the serial Matrix Orbital driver, or it could be
> implemented as a separate one. Depends really, both versions support the
> same "tricks" as each other, but do you want i2c support if you're just
> using the serial, and vice versa? I think the pro-embedded chaps can
> answer this one...
Methinks two separate drivers would be best. Just a hunch, but I'm less
likely to screw up the serial driver if there's no i2c stuff there
munging my head up :)
> We'd probably be supporting this one blindly, unless someone on the list
> has managed this yet? William, I think you've got slightly more closer
> ties with MtxOrb, (seems as they've sent you those freebies :), can you
> pester them for any help???
I kinda doubt I've got close ties with MtxOrb :) I can certainly ask
though. Actually are any of you Matrix Orbital folks still reading this
> | Incidentally, don't they make ISA/PCI cards for i2c? Or am I thinking
> | I2O? *shrug*
> The i2c bus is "on" some cards so to speak. TV cards are the most common
> AFAIK. I'm not sure if you can buy a card to add support <shrug>. I've
> seen these I2O drivers in the kernel, but I have no idea whatsoever what
> they are, and I'm fairly sure I haven't got any in my machines.
I did some digging in my long-term memory. I2O is "Intelligent I/O" --
some new-fangled thing for us whipper-snappers to use some day. I
remember we were just getting ready to start testing that stuff when I
left the testing lab I worked for at HP a few years ago.
All I remember was that it was (at the time) a) a pain in the arse, b)
rediculously fast. I think it could be pretty cool, as I'm sure the
pain-in-the-arse problems have gone away by now.
William W. Ferrell, System Administrator, Global Crossing Ltd.
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