HEADS UP: IPX over IP support removed

Maksim Yevmenkin maksim.yevmenkin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 22:08:17 UTC 2007

On 6/13/07, Bernd Walter <ticso at cicely12.cicely.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 07:39:26AM -0700, Maksim Yevmenkin wrote:
> > Robert,
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > >The following subsystems remain with NET_NEEDS_GIANT dependence:
> > >
> > >i4b -    ISDN framework, for which there is on-going work
> > >
> > >netatm - One of three ATM frameworks, for which there is on-going work
> > >
> > >ng_h4 -  Bluetooth serial drivers -- I know of no on-going work here
> > >
> > >IPSEC -  KAME IPSEC implementation, which will be removed and replaced with
> > >          FAST_IPSEC in 7.0, once IPv6 support is committed for it.
> > >
> > >Of the above, I am concerned about ng_h4 since I've heard nothing about
> > >potential work on this.  I believe the dependence issue has to do with
> > >entering the non-MPSAFE TTY code without Giant, and perhaps this is easily
> > >addressed...
> >
> > yes, ng_h4(4) uses giant to enter tty code. i have some code, i wrote
> > long time ago, similar to what ng_tty(4) does, however, i was waiting
> > for tty changes.
> >
> > i will see if i can fix it, or, since almost no one uses serial
> > bluetooth dongles anymore, retire it completely
> I hadn't spend much time with bluetooth yet, so this maybe a silly
> question.
> Is this for using a generic bluetooth device attached to RS232 or
> is this to emulate an serial connetion over BT?

this is for bluetooth devices that use rs232 as transport. this
includes external rs232 dongles and some older pccard device (i.e. i
have xircom cbt).

> So far the BT devices I've seen with uart interfaces are not gerneric
> ones and support only the serial connection over BT in a modemstyle
> fashion, which doesn't need special OS support anyway.

yes, i think you are talking about serial-port-profile dongles. pair
of those would essentially replace null-modem cable. they are
different, as they run a simple application on them that implements
serial-port-profile. usually, it is not possible to use serial
interface to talk to bluetooth device itself (i.e. send hci command

> I've ordered two of those devices yesterday and it would be great
> if I can connect them with FreeBSD via an USB-BT adapter.

it should be possible. i just tried to see if my xircom pccard would
work and it did not :( basically uart(4) did not attached the card :(


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