Making a serial multiplexer (new driver)

Luís Vitório Cargnini vitorio at
Tue Jan 4 22:07:28 EST 2005

it can't be done in user space 
Because the multiplexer has an proprietary pŕotocol 8-(
so i'll encapsulate the communication of 3 channels to communicate with
physical device and my user-level applications like pppd don't need to
know the mux protocol, this will be transparent for the user

On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 17:17 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, [ISO-8859-1] Luís Vitório Cargnini wrote:
> > Hi i need to write a driver that must multiplex an serial channel my
> > driver will have  3 interfaces and i must communicate with another
> > interface  (midleware) like /dev/ttyS2 for example, how could i write a
> > driver that will communicate with my existing uart ???
> > 
> > i have a component that could be multiplexed in 3 logical channels throw
> > my single physical channel that are accessed with a normal serial
> > interface using uart, how could this be possible ?
> > this is necessary to be transparent to software user level.
> Do it in userspace using fifos?
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
> 						Geert
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Luís Vitório Cargnini <vitorio at>
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