Subject: Re: Should drvctl be enabled by default?
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/17/2007 15:37:34
On May 9,  8:32am, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
} On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 08:41:24PM -0800, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
} > It seems to me that drvctl(8) is pretty useful - and it requires the
} > drvctl pseudo-device in the kernel.  It's necessary for those trying to
} > use GPT on their disks, for example.  It seems to me it should be in
} > GENERIC on most ports - though I certainly wouldn't undertake to blindly
} > enable it on ports I don't use.
} There was the exploitable proplib exploit in the past which prevented
} it. freza@ promised to work on the device and commit his soc work when I
} asked him last about it. That was two month ago or so :-)

     If it is the one I'm thinking about, i.e.: .  It
has long since been resolved (and pulled up to netbsd-4).

}-- End of excerpt from Joerg Sonnenberger