Using GCC

Alex garbanzo@hooked.net
Sun Oct 26 11:07:00 GMT 1997


On Sun, 26 Oct 1997, Charles Curley wrote:

> >> Win32 is supposed to be a real operating system, so it won't let you access
     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Yea.  And elephants are supposed to be pink.

> >Although dangerous, couldn't someone right a device driver that would
> >allow you to use inp and outp?
> 
> Sure. Why don't you?

I'd have no idea where to start, and don't want to accidentally screw
something up.  Besides,  not much is working for me on Win98.
 
> If the inputs to the device driver are port or port and count (for reads)
> and port and datum or port, pointer to data and count (for writes) I think
> you would have a nice generic testbed driver. I think I'd put some range
> checks on it so I don't shoot myself in the foot with it.

If there was some way to check to see if Windows is reserving that port,
that'd probably be pretty helpful. Although I wonder if it'd work on NT.
 
> Next question, for the folks who know Cygwin better than I: does Cygwin GCC
> include the tools necessary to make a device driver?

Most probably yes.

- alex

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