[Mono-osx] IOKit Enumeration
josh at 6bit.com
Mon Apr 21 02:32:41 EDT 2008
It seems that I misunderstood what io-layer is. From what I gather,
it is a Win32 compatibility layer that steps in with Win32 API IO
functions on non Windows builds of mono.
It looks like io-layer already implements File IO functions and
overlapped IO operations. If I implement the Comm specific functions
in io-layer we should be able to unify the System.IO.Ports code to the
WinSerialStream code. Though changing it from P/Invoking into
kernel32.dll to using icalls to io-layer.
Win32 Comm API Functions:
Does this sound right to you?
On Apr 19, 2008, at 8:06 AM, Geoff Norton wrote:
> On 15-Apr-08, at 10:49 AM, Joshua Perry wrote:
>> The current SerialPort chooses between two ISerialStream
>> implementations SerialPortStream and WinSerialStream.
>> SerialPortStream is implemented by P/Invoking into MonoPosixHelper
>> functions like serial_read and serial_write. WinSerialStream is
>> implemented by P/Invoking the Win32 API serial port and IO functions.
>> Outside of enumerating IOKit objects to find the port /dev/ nodes, I
>> believe that OSX is compatible with standard posix callsl though I'm
>> not happy with the current Posix stream as Async operations are not
>> implemented. I would like to implement the async functionality and,
>> from the look of things, moving the serial specific functions into
>> layer would be the right thing to do.
> Great, let us know if there are any questions / problems.
>> In XplatUI.cs are you talking about the call to uname to check for
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