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Re: Carrier Detect with PPP
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sinclair Hansen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:48 AM
Subject: Carrier Detect with PPP
> Sorry meant to start a new thread with this topic...
> I have tried with devboard82-R1_92 and linux-2.4.26, but still have the
> I noticed with the kernel xconfig that there is items for GPIO Support
> deal with the use of PB and PA bit mask.
> Sinclair Hansen
> R & D Engineer
> Multitrode Pty Ltd
The ETRAX serial driver itself does not check for changes in the
status lines like it does on a PC, you can read the status from a user mode
There is a FIXME comment regarding this, but a check_modem_status()
function inspired by the one in:
needs to be added for tty_hangup() to be called when CD goes low.
Calling check_modem_status() probably needs to be done from a timer
as well since we don't get an interrupt when PB pins are changed.
I will unlikely have time to implement this myself in the near future,
but at least we know it's a functionality that is missed so I will
see if I can find the resources to make it work.
Another option might be to check the CD status from a user mode
application and signal pppd from that application.