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Old 07-25-2019, 08:57 PM   #1
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Considering safe_read() over read() to read data

In my programs that involve reading data from my own hardware connected to the serial port, I used the read() function.

I tried the unix command cat to read data from my hardware and the data is always correct.

when I look at the source code for the cat command (see, I noticed it uses safe_read() instead of just read().

Is there some package I can install on kernel 2.4 that contains this functionality? so my code can then execute safe_read()?

because when I looked at safe_read.h (through more searching), It states that if an interrupt occurred during a read, safe_read() function will try again with reading. and I don't think a normal read() does this.

Any idea where I can get this package?

Currently I have a full-blown slackware 13 install on my machine and I do not see safe_read() anywhere in the man pages.
Old 07-26-2019, 04:22 AM   #2
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It looks like it's a GNU coreutils "utility function."


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