Subject: Free Code
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <rvb@IGW.TRUST.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 06/08/1995 18:51:38
I have sent a longer version of this announcement to port-i386 and
think that the discussion should be on that list. I just thought
that some current-users might be interested.
I am making several drivers and features as well as bug fixes
available to the NetBSD i386 community. I hope people will look at
them and take what is useful. Hopefully, the changes will make
their way into the NetBSD-current system. All of the changes build
in the 5/14/95 NetBSD-current. The goal of my work is to make
NetBSD work well with PC laptops.
Included in the code is:
a D-Link DE-600 pocket ether driver from Mach 2.5/CODA
(note Mach 2.5 was a project at CMU and CODA is an
ongoing activity at CMU involved in file systems and
a PCMCIA WaveLan driver from CODA -- not the Klemets Driver
an intel pcmcia lan driver using the 82595 chip from CODA
changes to pccons.c to exchange the capslock and control
changes to pccons.c to let arrow keys and F1,F2,F3 emulate
a frame buffer device (minor on /dev/mem) for X
some bug fixes to prevent hardware resets, reallow break points.
handle suspend/resume for the disk.
and more ...
All the code is in the project/coda/netbsd directory available
at ftp.cs.cmu.edu (It can be put in incoming if there is a demand.)
The code changes were made against the 5/14/95 NetBSD-current that
Chris Dimetriou kindly released. (I can update it to a more recent
-current if there are problems.) In the netbsd/ directory are:
Index the obvious
Announcement-1 This notice
README-1 annotated changes
0514-1.tgz kernel changes and new code
0514-1.patch.gz kernel patch file for the changes only
man-1.tgz manual pages only
new-1.tgz new code only
src-1.tgz some interesting user programs and docs.
Finally, I must apologize for one "feature". To simplify my porting
effort, I just "slipped" the mach 2.5 pcmcia support into NetBSD for
my pcmcia drivers to use. I would have not taken this approach if
there were a pcmcia driver part of the NetBSD distribution -- there
should be. Perhaps this pcmcia driver might provide helpful insights
to whichever pcmcia subsystem is finally chosen for NetBSD. The
pcmcia drivers I have supplied for NetBSD have a rather simple
interface to the pcmcia module and it should be pretty easy to drop
them into any pcmcia subsystem.
I invite discussion about this code either in port-i386 or in
Robert V. Baron