Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/08/1998 18:17:11
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998 16:54:34 -0400 (EDT)
email@example.com (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.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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