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ppc.4freebsd

Langue: en

Version: 300466 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 4 (Pilotes et protocoles réseau)


BSD mandoc

NAME

ppc - Parallel Port Chipset driver

SYNOPSIS

device ppc

In /boot/device.hints hint.ppc.0.at=isa hint.ppc.0.irq=7

For one or more PPBUS busses: device ppbus

DESCRIPTION

The driver provides low level support to various parallel port chipsets for the ppbus(4) system.

During the probe phase, detects parallel port chipsets and initializes private data according to their operating mode: COMPATIBLE, NIBBLE, PS/2, EPP, ECP and other mixed modes. If a mode is provided at startup through the flags variable of the boot interface, the operating mode of the chipset is forced according to flags and the hardware supported modes.

During the attach phase, allocates a ppbus structure, initializes it and calls the ppbus attach function.

Supported flags

bits 0-3: chipset forced mode(s)
 PPB_COMPATIBLE  0x0     /* Centronics compatible mode */
 PPB_NIBBLE      0x1     /* reverse 4 bit mode */
 PPB_PS2         0x2     /* PS/2 byte mode */
 PPB_EPP         0x4     /* EPP mode, 32 bit */
 PPB_ECP         0x8     /* ECP mode */
 

And any mixed values.

bit 4: EPP protocol (0 EPP 1.9, 1 EPP 1.7)
bit 5: activate IRQ (1 IRQ disabled, 0 IRQ enabled)
bit 6: disable chipset specific detection
bit 7: disable FIFO detection

Supported chipsets

Some parallel port chipsets are explicitly supported: detection and initialisation code has been written according to their datasheets.

Adding support to a new chipset

You may want to add support for the newest chipset your motherboard was sold with. For the ISA bus, just retrieve the specs of the chipset and write the corresponding Fn ppc_mychipset_detect function. Then add an entry to the general purpose Fn ppc_detect function.

Your Fn ppc_mychipset_detect function should ensure that if the mode field of the flags boot variable is not null, then the operating mode is forced to the given mode and no other mode is available and ppb->ppb_avm field contains the available modes of the chipset.

SEE ALSO

ppbus(4), ppi(4), device.hints5

HISTORY

The manual page first appeared in Fx 3.0 .

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by An Nicolas Souchu .

BUGS

The chipset detection process may corrupt your chipset configuration. You may disable chipset specific detection by using the above flags.
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