HAL and PPP interfaces

Joe Shaw joeshaw at novell.com
Wed Dec 8 10:53:57 PST 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 21:16 +0300, Andrei Yurkevich wrote:
> Anyway, what I'd like have in HAL is a virtual device created under a 
> USB/serial/ethernet/whatever device node representing the PPP interface. 

I don't think that PPP interface-as-device is very interesting, and it
sort of breaks the model of physical devices in HAL.  Those PPP
properties should probably be merged onto the PDA device itself.

>   In the case that is most interesting to me that would be a PPP 
> interface node under a USB-serial device representing my Pocket PC. A 
> HAL callout could then go off and create yet another virtual device 
> under that PPP interface that represents the PDA itself - in that case I 
> would know that a Pocket PC device is available in the system and know 
> what interface to use to work with it.

We can probably use a property to describe the communication interface
between the PDA and the system rather than a parent-child relationship.
PDAs are so diverse in this respect we'll need it anyway.


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