Possibility of an extra device?

Alex Waugh alex at alexwaugh.com
Wed Feb 5 07:09:06 PST 2003


Maarten Bezemer wrote:
> On 5 Feb 2003 "Nick Burrett" <nick at dsvr.net> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Maarten Bezemer wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hereby a patch for a user definable device. I think it may be handy for
>>>some particular situations. At least it gets used by CVS :-)
>>
>>So what are the benefits of having a user definable device ? I can't 
>>think of any applications off the top of my head.
> 
> 
> I use it for CVS to connect a file stream (stdout, stdin) to a
> socket (via a buffer). So all data send to stdout won't be visible on
> the screen, but will be sended trough a given socketed with the right
> protocol.
> CVS was build this way and I had to continue it.

How are you making use of the device? Is your program modifying the 
device structure to point reads/writes to the user device to it's own 
routines? What interface does CVS use to set things up on unix?

Alex

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