Subject: Re: kern/34085: "scsibus* at umass?" missing for GENERIC kernel
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Drochner <M.Drochner@fz-juelich.de>
Date: 07/26/2006 12:48:59
> I'll probably fix scsibus.4, too, although it's interesting to have a
> list somewhere of the devices that expose the scsi attribute, so it
> make sense to have it that way.
The problem here is that no documentation tells which devices
provide the "scsi" interface attribute, so the "at scsi?"
example would be completely without context.
Also in the kernel config files there is no logical chain
between parent and child, but in this case the use of interface
attributes is OK for efficiancy reasons. Users who want to
wire down devices would revert to real device names.
Btw, the config(8) language sucks here - the should be
no question mark in "at scsi?" because attributes are
not counted like devices.