ieee1284_open - open a port
int ieee1284_open(struct parport *port, int flags, int *capabilities);
In order to begin using a port it must be opened. Any initial set-up of
the port is done at this stage. When an open port is no longer needed
it should be closed with ieee1284_close(3).
The possible flags are:
This device cannot share the port with any other device. If this is
the case it must be declared at this stage, so that other drivers
trying to access the port know not to bother; otherwise they will
wait until this driver releases the port, i.e. never.
The iopl/dev-port access methods don’t support this yet, but the
ppdev ones do.
If capabilities is not NULL it must point to storage for an int, which
will be treated as a set of flags, one per bit, which the library sets
or clears as appropriate. If a capability is present it will be used
when asked for. They are:
Pin-level access is available. If this capability is present then
the following functions are effective: ieee1284_write_data,
ieee1284_read_status, ieee1284_wait_status, ieee1284_write_control,
There is an implementation of nibble mode for this port.
There is an implementation of byte mode for this port.
There is an implementation of compatibility mode for this port.
There is a hardware implementation of ECP mode for this port.
There is an RLE-aware implementation of ECP mode for this port (the
F1284_RLE flag is recognised by the ECP transfer functions).
There is a software implementation of ECP mode for this port.
There is an implementation of bounded ECP mode for this port.
There is a hardware implementation of EPP mode for this port.
There is a software implementation of EPP mode for this port.
An interrupt line is configured for this port and interrupt
notifications can be received using ieee1284_get_irq_fd(3).
A DMA channel is configured for this port.
The port is now opened.
There was a problem during port initialization. This could be
because another driver has opened the port exclusively, or some
There is not enough memory.
One or more of the supplied flags is not supported by this type of
The port parameter is invalid (for instance, the port may already
There was a problem at the operating system level. The global
variable errno has been set appropriately.
Tim Waugh <email@example.com>
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