[clug] modifying serial.c

Duncan Roe duncan_roe at acslink.net.au
Mon Mar 1 10:08:50 GMT 2004

Hi Caloy,

What advantage do you see in having a special device driver inside linux?

Personally I find it hard to imagine any.

Wouldn't there be more scope for improving the end-user interface? Users don't
generally care what happens behind that.

Cheers ... Duncan.

On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 01:54:40PM -0500, caloykoy_one at pacific.net.ph wrote:
> a good day to all of you. i'm a student of the university of the
> philippines currently doing
> research on the Mitsubishi RV-M1 robot arm. i saw this group and i'm hoping
> you guys could help
> me out.
> as part of my thesis i would have to write a device driver for the robot
> arm. what it should do
> is any text file (containing commands for example) sent to that device
> driver should be
> automatically directed to the robot arm. conventionally what we do is we
> write a C program that
> accesses the default serial driver, then we set the appropriate baud rate,
> parity and stop bits
> for the robot arm. all the commands we want to send to the robot arm will
> be included in that C
> program also. so there, as said, one aim of my thesis is to do away with
> that C program and just
> write a device driver specifically for the robot arm that will take care of
> any command for the
> arm sent to it.
> i understand that somehow i just have to modify serial.c for this however
> unfortunately i don't
> know where to start. i'm really new at linux and programming so even if i
> feel that my task is
> relatively easy compared to others probably, i'm still in the dark as to
> what to do.
> i'm praying you guys could spare some time and kind of help me out. God
> bless all of you guys.
> sincerely,
> caloy diaz
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