"William D. Jones" <thor0505%comcast.net@localhost> writes: > Although the driver might be for an old device, I'm under the > impression a working driver- written up to standards- would be > accepted anyway as a meaningful contribution- educational at > least. And who knows- it might be of use to others. With that being > said, where would be the proper place to get feedback (WITHOUT > harassing the developers) as I develop this driver to ease > integration? I do want to make this easy for all parties involved > (besides myself and my sanity :P), and I'm grateful for any help I can > get if necessary. I figure the tech-kern mailing list (pre-bare > minimum implementation) or problem reports (when I have a bare-minimum > implementation, like pcdopen and pcdread) are most appropriate, but > does anyone more experience than me at writing device drivers have any > advice? The basic advice is read the other drivers that do similar things (to have the system-facing interfaces similar, or understand why not) read drivers that have been recently spiffed up (to be MPSAFE, and generally using modern kernel interfaces) read the section 9 man pages, particularly about bus_space, memory allocation and locking and then when you have something, put up a patch someplace and send a note to port-i386 (technically your driver is MI for some bus, but I suspect really it will only be used on i386.
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