RC(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual RC(4)

NAME

rc — RISCom/8 multiport card

SYNOPSIS

device isa
device rc

DESCRIPTION

The RISCom/8 is an eight port ISA RS-232C communications multiplexer with a built in RISC processor. It uses a block of sixteen I/O ports in the range 0x200 to 0x3f0 selectable by on-board switches or jumpers. The block must be aligned on a sixteen port boundary. The jumper-selectable hardware interrupt level may be set to be detected during system initialization using settings found in the /boot/device.hints file.

This driver is mostly based on the Cirrus Logic CL-CD180 driver.

HARDWARE

The rc driver provides support for the SDL Communications RISCom/8 boards.

DIAGNOSTICS

The following driver specific error messages may be reported:

rc%d channel%d: interrupt-level buffer overflow  An internal buffer overflow error has occurred on the listed channel. The rc driver will need to be reloaded to correct this.

rc%d: Bad char chan %d  The channel has obtained a bad set of characters.

rc%d: Got extra chars chan %d  The rc driver got more characters than expected on the channel shown.

rc%d: data mismatch chan %d ptr %d (%d != %d)  Data sent from channel %d to the rx buffer was different then expected.

rc%d: channel %d command timeout, rc.c line: %d  A command timeout has occurred on the channel, the src/sys/dev/rc/rc.c file can be consulted for more information.

SEE ALSO

tty(1), ttyname(3), sio(4), tty(4), device.hints(5), comcontrol(8), getty(8), mutex(9), splx(9)

http://www.sdlcomm.com

HISTORY

The rc driver first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0.5. This manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes 〈trhodes@FreeBSD.org〉.

BUGS

The rc driver code still uses the spl(9) functions. These should be replaced by mutex(9) functions.

The various ttyld_*() functions should be documented.

MidnightBSD 0.3 March 18, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3