[ECOS] Using termios console on PC

Jonathan Larmour jlarmour@redhat.com
Tue May 14 14:29:00 GMT 2002


"David N. Welton" wrote:
> 
> Jonathan Larmour <jlarmour@redhat.com> writes:
> 
> > "David N. Welton" wrote:
> 
> > > I have attempted to utilize the termios console on the PC I am
> > > using for testing purposes.  I'm not sure I took the right steps,
> > > though, and wanted to ask exactly what needs to be wired to what
> > > in order to make it work.
> 
> > Not sure exactly what you mean here - termios support currently only
> > runs over serial lines.
> 
> Oh, I see - thankyou.  Just out of curiousity, what would it take to
> make this work for the PC screen?

Probably the best thing to do is to create a pseudo tty driver that is
really a keyboard and screen that pretends to be a serial device.
 
> And, to follow up on an earlier question, just what would the lines
> look like that I need to add to let the computer at the rest of the
> available memory after 0xa0000 via malloc?  I'm not quite sure what it
> takes to make that work....

When booting from a floppy? Use the memory layout tool to define a "heap"
section.

Jfil
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