Subject: Re: No IDE-DMA after sup today ("no driver support")...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 10/21/1998 13:15:10
"Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Pardon, but why is a flag better than a kernel option in this case?
> Having it be a flag seems somewhat counterintuitive to me so I'm
> interested in your reasoning.
Uh, how about: because the behaviour is an optional behaviour in a
driver that's conditional on the state of a boolean flag? (Many
things are kernel options that arguably should not be, and fall into
Also, how about: because you may want to change the setting of the
flag on a per pciide-instance basis?
Also, how about: because then it's patchable? (OK, you could do this
with an #ifdef and patchable kernel variable, too, but "see above.")
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.