hm2_uart_read — read data from a Hostmot2 UART buffer
int hm2_uart_read ( char *name, unsigned char *data)
hm2_uart_read read data from the UART "name".
"name" is a unique string given to each UART during hostmot2 setup.
The names of the available channels are printed to standard output during the driver loading process and take the form:
hm2_<board name>.<board index>.uart.<index>
This function reads a variable number of bytes from the the specified
It should be used inside a realtime HAL component registered with the main hostmot2 driver using the function hm2_uart_set_read_function in the setup code.
Note that the UART Receieve FIFO is only 16 bytes deep,(the transmit FIFO is 64 bytes) and "data" needs to be at least that large or undefined mayhem will ensue.
Returns the number of bytes read on success and -1 on failure.
Issued under the terms of the GPL v2 License or any later version
See mesa_uart.comp for an example usage