Bill Caroselli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Couldn’t the design of modem be changed so that it works by itself
(instead of in concert with tinit)? I.E. modem is always loaded,
watches the open count like tinit does and only works when it’s the
only program monitoring a serial port?
The problem is that modem would have to keep the open count non-zero just to
get notification of pending data (or you could poll, but that’s not going to
be nice). If you ran modem on a serial port, waiting for incomming data,
you couldn’t use qtalk to interact with your modem at the same time - qtalk
would complain that someone has the serial port open, and rightly so.
My thoughts are to scrap modem (as most QNX4 users see it) and just make a
basic template to answer the modem on RING, and/or dial a number other can
customize to whatever their needs-> but then I ask myself… you know, chat
can do exactly that.