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HSQ(4) Device Drivers Manual HSQ(4)

hsqmultiplexing serial communications interface

hsq0 at isa? port 0x140 irq 10
com* at hsq?

The hsq driver provides support for Hostess (Comtrol Corporation) and compatible boards that multiplex together up to four EIA RS-232C (CCITT V.28) communications interfaces.

Each hsq device is the master device for up to four com devices. The kernel configuration specifies these com devices as slave devices of the hsq device, as shown in SYNOPSIS. The slave ID given for each com device determines which bit in the interrupt multiplexing register is tested to find interrupts for that device. The port specification for the hsq device is used to compute the base addresses for the com subdevices (they are equal to port + ID * 8) and the port for the interrupt multiplexing register (it is equal to port + 7). More technical details on how the driver works can be found in the big comment at the beginning of the driver's source code.

Information on setup of card's configuration switches should be taken from Comtrol Corporation's web site, since the author wrote and tested the driver only with Hostess-compatible cards.


com(4), intro(4), isa(4)

The hsq driver was written by Denis A. Doroshenko based on the ast(4) driver.

January 3, 2018 OpenBSD-6.3