Subject: Re: port-amiga/1388: missing declaration for ccd
To: Rob Healey <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/29/1995 11:26:27
On Tue, 29 Aug 1995 08:37:06 -0500 (CDT) (Rob Healey) wrote:

 > 	Noone has answered my question as to why creating a dkn variable
 > 	is the correct solution and using the kernel variable dk_ndrive (iostat
 > 	uses to determine the number of drives in the system) is the
 > 	wrong solution.

Did you use send-pr?  I must've missed it...

 > 	It seems to me that dkn was a loose end hanging around in the x86
 > 	port.

...and the hp300, and the sparc, and ... It seems like it's an historic 
BSD (for lack of a better term) thing.

 > 	So, can someone answer me as to why dk_ndrive is the WRONG variable
 > 	to use in ccd.c? It would appear to be how the kernel keeps track
 > 	of the number of "disks" there are in the system.

It's not readily clear to me _what_ to use at this point ... that's why I 
asked for input :-)  Indeed, cgd and I discussed the dk foo quite a bit 
while I was working on the ccd.  This is not really a new issue :-)

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