Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/08/1998 18:17:11
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998 16:54:34 -0400 (EDT) (Greg A. Woods) wrote:

 > > run-time reconfig:  (referring to changing device settings like IRQs
 > > without recomiling the kernel)  Again, nobody things this would be a
 > > bad thing.  But nobody's come up with a good, clean way to implement
 > > it.
 > Again, FreeBSD has already done it, and though the specifics of their
 > implemenation (i.e. it's currently i386 specific) may not be appropriate
 > for NetBSD, their design is available and the concept is well proven.
 > NetBSD doesn't do anything radically different that would prevent their
 > design from being carved to fit -- and in fact it may even clean their
 > design up somewhat.

That's an understatement... they way it's done in FreeBSD is to teach
that code about every device driver *separately*.  Plus, FreeBSD still
use the old config code, which we threw away long ago.

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