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Re: Serial and sync serial use

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mikael Starvik" <starvik@xxxxxxx.com>
To: <keparker@xxxxxxx.com>
Cc: <dhebert@xxxxxxx.com>
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 7:26 AM
Subject: RE: Serial and sync serial use

>There exist 4 asynhronous serial ports named 0, 1, 2 and 3. There is
>also 2 synchronous ports called 1 and 3 (because they use the same pins
>as asynchronous ports 1 and 3). So in your case I would assume that your
>hardware uses asynchronous serial port 0 and 1 and synchronous serial
>port 3. In the kernel config you should therefor enabled synchronous
>serial port 3. I agree that this may be confusing.

Note: In the kernelconfig/menu texts and the /dev/ entries the
/dev/syncser0 is sser1 and and /dev/syncser1 is sser3.
(our local version of Config.in makes that a little clearar but no patch
has been sent yet)

Yes, it is possible to use async ser0 and ser1 together with synchronous
(/dev/syncser1) at the same time.
You should be able to use it with DMA as well (you probaly should try that)
unless you use external DMA 0.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com">mailto:owner-dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com] On
Behalf Of keparker@xxxxxxx.com
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 5:49 PM
To: dev-etrax
Cc: dhebert@xxxxxxx.com
Subject: Serial and sync serial use

I am confused by the etrax documentation, the hardware manuals and the
kernel setup nomenclature differ in what names are used for the same
hardware devices.  My problem is that we are using serial ports 0 and 1
along with sync serial 1 in kernel config.

        The Hardware engineer says we are using sync serial P3.  Is sync
serial P3 the same as sync serial 1 in kernel config?  And is it
possible to use this configuration of serial 0, serial 1 and sync serial
1 at the same time.  I have sync serial 1 configured with no dma.

        Ken keparker@xxxxxxx.com