Subject: Re: Should drvctl be enabled by default?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2007 10:40:07
On Sun, 16 Dec 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> It's not clear to me that it's really a work-around, as opposed to a
> solution that leverages code that's already there.  Remember that I
> have two different needs: certainly, the desire to improve NetBSD, but
> also the need for a stable, full-function platform that I can use to
> get my day job done.  My question was addressing the latter.

Your solution satisfies neither.

Most of our device drivers don't even support detaching; you'll have to 
write code anyway. If you detach the driver and reattach it on resume, 
there is little chance of the hardware working properly.

You're aware that this is the development branch of NetBSD, right?